The effectiveness of the Viva-Verde Project as Environmental Education strategy in Childhood Education

Sueli Silva Souza, Laura Roberta Sarmento de Barros, Paloma Kachel Gusso Choueri

Abstract


The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Viva-Verde Project (PVV) as an Environmental Education (EA) initiative for Early Childhood Education (EI) students from two different municipalities. Were interviewed 65 children aged 5 years from three different classes. PVV was applied in one class in Guarujá and another class in Bertioga and was not applied in the third class in Bertioga (control class). The socioeconomic factors of the children and the change in perception regarding the correct disposal of household solid waste were considered. The results were compared through multifactorial analysis (Permanova) and it was concluded that only the student’s perception over time, that PVV is effective, stimulating children’s learning on environmental issues and that there is a difference in responses between cities.

Keywords: Childhood Education; solid household waste; vegetable garden; organic fertilizer; Environmental Education.


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