The LIFE Garachico project was present last Sunday, September 24, at the “Arucas and the Sea” Fair, organized by the Environment Department of the Arucas City Council between the 19th and 30th of this month, with the aim of highlighting the natural and marine resources of the coast.
Our mission was to provide local people with greater knowledge about how the ocean works and the local consequences of climate change. Through informative and participatory activities, we seek to raise awareness about this global problem and provide information on effective initiatives for adaptation to coastal flooding in similar environments.
During Sunday, the LIFE Garachico project joined groups, associations and other entities to disseminate activities related to adverse coastal events. Our colleagues from the University of La Laguna and Elittoral had the opportunity to publicize the project and carry out interactive activities to explain how the ocean works and inspire the little ones to create their own postcards of the beautiful sea from Arucas.
QR Code and Brochures: Our stand had a QR code that linked to the project website and the Newsletter, providing visitors with a continuous source of information. We also offered informational brochures to take home.
Ocean Puzzle: To understand how the ocean works, we put together a puzzle that incorporated key information about the characteristics of the oceans, the generation of waves and the functioning of the tides. It was an interactive activity that involved people of all ages.
Postcard Creation: For the youngest, we promoted creativity by creating postcards inspired by the beautiful sea of Arucas. This activity was not only educational, but also served as a tangible reminder of the importance of caring for our marine environment.
Participation in the “Arucas and the Sea” Fair was a significant step in our commitment to promoting awareness of climate change in coastal areas. We hope that this day has inspired the local community to be an active part in observing and fighting climate change, and that we continue working together for a more sustainable future on our coasts.