Show our forests some love and win a trip to Rome

Trees are very important as they provide our planet with essential environmental services while also providing us with jobs, products and fun. To celebrate the many fantastic things about forests, both natural and planted, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is running a competition ahead of International Day of Forests on 21 March 2019. The prize: a trip to Rome!

“The 2019 theme for the International Day of Forests is ‘Forests and Education’ and we want the world to know how you educate children and youth about the importance of trees and forests. Today, when more than half the world’s population lives in cities and are increasingly disconnected from nature, it is more essential than ever to bring an understanding and awareness of forests and their benefits into children’s lives at an early age.”

FAO is inviting teachers and non-teachers alike to submit a short one-minute video that shows how you provide children with a foundation to better understand the importance of forests and trees for our planet’s future. This could be a video of a traditional class, a field trip into the forest, an art or music lesson or even an exercise class.

For the guidelines, terms and conditions, visit this link.

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