International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Practices of Education/Environmental and Cultural Awareness in Rural Communities of the Municipality of Pilões, Paraíba, Brazil
Luciene Vieira de Arruda; Carlos Antônio Belarmino Alves, Ph.D; Marcelo Luiz de França; Jailson da Silva Cardoso; Maria Dannielly Viana Pessoa; Eduardo Rodrigues Viana de Lima

This research shared environmental, cultural and education awareness practices in rural communities in the municipality of Pilões, state of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil, to promote environmental preservation and human valorization. The research staff working group was formed by professors and students of the Geography course of the State University of Paraíba/Humanities Center and a group of technicians of this institution, who made alternate visits to educational practices in the communities. Activities were developed to understand the natural and cultural potential of the area, with expeditions to remove garbage along the tracks, technical guidance on planting and care with local biodiversity. In addition, spaces for dialogue and informal conversations were held involving residents and visitors, who began to develop a sense of greater responsibility and belonging to the place, providing the creation of associations and environmental protection groups and valuing their own activities.

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