Save The Med Foundation will offer its free Dos Manos program for all schools in Mallorca this academic year. Through this fantastic initiative, thousands of students will contribute to citizen science through a range of compelling activities.

What is the Dos Manos?

Since 2018, students have contributed to citizen science by collecting data on the more than 182,000 plastic objects that they have found from the beaches in Mallorca. After analysing the results, students participate in creative workshops, increasing our responsibility to the environment.

Dos Manos is a practical program that includes a beach excursion, sensitising how we can replace or reuse single-use plastic to limit its demand in our daily lives. The motivation behind this wonderful initiative it to inspire and train students to find innovative solutions to the most common problems caused by plastic pollution.

Earth Day What we can do for Balearic Marine Life- It is great to live in a paradise, mountains, beautiful vineyards and of course being surrounded by wonderful golden beaches and clear turquoise water. But Mallorca is also someone else’s home, to whom are we referring?

Fantastic Initiative

The Dos Manos program is offered to schools in Catalan, Spanish and English and is presented in two versions: a standard version of three sections for students from 15 years old, and a Junior version for students from 10 to 14 years old.

“What I liked the most has been the opportunity to give young people the opportunity to help, encourage them to create new projects and give them hope, help them to believe in their ideas and to know that they are possible.”

Previous participant of the Dos Manos School Program

Although places are limited, all schools in Mallorca can enrol in the program for the 2019/2020 academic year – an educational program offered free of charge to all schools in Mallorca by the inspiring Save The Med Foundation.

To date, more than 4,200 students from 55 schools in Mallorca have participated in their practical program which explores the problem of plastic pollution in the marine environment and the effect it has on marine life.

Save the Med

Through creative education and community action, Save The Med aims to educate young people who grow up in the Balearic Islands about marine conservation, encouraging them to think of positive solutions. To achieve long-lasting change, students, as well as their families and schools, will be joined together in striving towards environmental protection.

Save the Med How can we Save the Med?- Read about Save the Med Foundation, the transformation of the Ondine Association who have a mission to protect marine protected areas.
Help the Environment in Mallorca Help the Environment in Mallorca- If you would like to lend your hand to help the environment in Mallorca, there are several beach clean ups that you can get involved in. Read more on how to participate!

More information

Website: www.savethemed.org

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