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  • 02 / 10 / 2015

With the work entitled "A moment in time, past and present beaches," Cuban children Daniela Aguilera Soto, Amanda Hernandez Charity, Karime Prendes Hidalgo and Bryan Canovas Arango received first prize in the competition organized by Sandwatch which supports of Unesco, whose purpose is to raise awareness among children and youth about the fragility of the marine and coastal environment.

"The works involved in getting beach old photos and then compare them with current shots. To appreciate the damage over the years by human activity. When we visited Santa Maria, truly understood what we addressed in the inquiry, "said Amanda.

Bryan explained that in addition to the advice of Magalis Sosa Fernández, researcher at the Institute of Oceanology, looked at various educational software and scientific articles on the Internet. Meanwhile, Daniela said the award aroused the interest of many students of the school and encouraged to participate in future contests.

"It was a great honor to be part of the contest. We did not expect to get the first place and when they communicated gave us much joy as we dedicate time and effort to make a good research 'added Karime.

The winning children study in Llonch Sandblasting Osmani Primary School in the Vedado. Alodia Suárez Socarrás, its director, said he was very flattered to learn that "our children contributed research to environmental stewardship. His interest began with the visit to the school of specialists from the Institute of Oceanology, on the occasion of the World Environment Day. "

The school is associated with Unesco and belongs, since last year, the project also known as Guadarenas, which gives citizens the ability to act for social and environmental change.

Source: Juventud Rebelde

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