In Brazil, an organization of 200 Sharing Nature® educators offers training for ecotourism guides, teachers, corporations, and ur-ban youth. The “Instituto Roma” also offers rainforest treks and programs for orphans—helping them feel a sense of intimacy and closeness with the Earth.
In 2006 Instituto Roma co-sponsored a Nature and Unity conference with Joseph Cornell. The sessions drew 300 participants and were telecast to environmen-tal educators and ecot-ourism guides through-out Brazil. Instituto Roma also hosts a lively Internet group for Shar-ing Nature educators across South America. The Instituto actively supports Sharing Nature groups in Venezuela, Uruguay, and Colombia.
Instituto Roma director Rita Mendonça says, “Most Brazilian environmental educators have traditionally adopted a rational and scientific approach, but when they experience Sharing Nature games, they see how they can achieve better results with experiential methods.”
BRAZIL: Rita Mendonca
Phone: (55-11) 3726 7939
Fax: (55-11) 3722 6733
Address: Instituto Romã de Vivências com a Natureza,
Rua Haroldo Gurgel, 81
05514-030 São Paulo SP
Sharing Nature Brazil Staff (Instituto Roma).