"A River ofMemories." Thatâ€™s the slogan established to guide the about of 60youngsters, educators, researchers and professors participating in the Art andEnvironment Days VI Edition, which are having place on the days 12/13/14October in Sao Pedro So Sul, in the North of Portugal.
Once again, the Portuguese Association for Environmental Education(AssociaÃ§Ã£o Portuguesa de EducaÃ§Ã£o Ambiental- ASPEA), a non-profit associationwith more than 30 years of background, organizes the Festival Arte e Ambiente,an event aimed to increase environmental awareness and responsibility, witharts as main channel. This year, the Event counts with the support of AlvesMartins Educative Center, Sao Pedro do Sul Municipal Chamber and As Termas deS.Pedro do Sul, where the event will be located.Furthermore, the Days will be covered by the Youth Press Agency, with thepresence of its coordinator, Paulo Lima and under the ASPEAâ€™ s CommunicationChief, Liliana Ferreira.
Under the theme Expressâ€™Art: A River of Memories,the program features artistic communications, creative workshops, field paths,team work dynamics, performances and a variety of socio-cultural activities,divided into 4 thematic axis addressing different artistic expression, payingspecial attention to its social and communicative dimension.
In order to approach the Environmental Education (EA) to the widestvariety of artistic manifestations, the Days pretend to empower participantswith tools and techniques to make them capable to develop their work in EAfield in a comprehensive way, by offering them strategies and methodologieswithin the experimentation and socio-cultural framework.
This year, theArtâ€™Ambiente Team has the inestimable collaboration of a group of youngreporters coming from all over Portugal, in Sao Pedro do Sul. Thank you, MiguelMagalhÃ£es, Daniel Ferreira, Magda Mendes, Margarida Policarpo e MagdalenaOliveira, for making this possible!