Forest&Life

KINOMÉ’S EDUCATION PROGRAM

Under the High Patronage of
Mr. Emmanuel MACRON
President of the French Republic

What is Forest&life?

Born in 2010, the objective of Forest&Life is to reconnect children with nature, particularly with the forest. The idea is to allow children to act directly to restore forests.

First, the classroom, then the forest, participants are sensitized to environmental issues like climate change and work in a forest near their homes. Besides, with this action, children are supporting the trees plantation in other countries.

« 1 tree for me, 2 trees for you, 3 trees for the planet! »

 

10 years of Forest&Life

25 000
children planting trees
350
schools engaged
7
regions in France have benefited from the program
5
countries participating
+ than 100 000
trees planted
50
enterprises engaged
FOREST&LIFE, THE EDUCATION PROGRAM CONNECTING NATURE AND TECHNOLOGIE

In partnership with the French Ministry of Education, the National Office of Forest, and the Mayor of Paris, Forest&Life protects the forest by giving children the opportunity to act on their own scale.

Hands in the ground to plant trees, children can discover the treasures of forests and become aware of their potential as eco-citizens. While been solidary with young people from countries of the south, who are also actors of development.

 

ONE PEDAGOGIC PROGRAM WITH THE SCHOLAR YEAR

In class, children discover the world’s forests.

The digital platform developed by CANOPÉ provides teachers with videos, documents, infographics, references, and a set of other educational resources to discover the forest around five themes:

  • the forest as a natural environment
  • the forest as an ecological environment
  • forestry professions
  • forest and sustainable development
  • the world’s forests and international solidarity

Children plant trees in a parcel of a degraded forest. 

Accompanied by forestry experts, children participate in the reforestation of a forest near their homes. After planting, they receive a young planter’s certificate.

Participants are solidary with young people from the south, as each tree planted in France represents two trees sponsored and planted in an endangered forest in the south. 

Children exchange with students from a partner school in Togo, Gabon, Senegal, Peru, or Colombia throughout the academic year.

 

A PROGRAM FOR ALL SCHOOLS IN FRANCE

Forest&Life addresses mainly children and teachers of primary schools (CP to CM).

Secondary school students will also have the means to engage in ecological transformation concretely. A version for middle and high schools will be developed very soon, relying on eco-delegates and the School Life Councils.

You are...

AN ENTREPRISE / FOUNDATION

  • Give some sense and reinforce your CSR strategy with a project that suits your interests.
  • Consolidate your local and international presence with a project of a high level of impact
  • Enhance your influence
  • Join a whole network of enterprises engaged in protecting French biodiversity and the restoration of damaged forest

 

A SCHOOL

  • Include a whole educational program throughout the school year, focused on one of the five themes available for your students.
  • Participate in a concrete environmental education project with a planting session in the forest.
  • Have access to free and high-quality educational resources on the world’s forest,
  • Connect your class with a school in Africa or Latin America.
  • Discover new tools and methods to upgrade your teaching.

 

A LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

  • Sponsor a high-impact program within your territory to protect the environment.
  • Be part of an attractive project for local businesses with an international approach.
  • Connect your decentralized cooperation projects in Africa and Latin America.
  • Reunite the stakeholders of your region around a shared mission: the preservation of forests and their biodiversity.

 

A CITIZEN

  • Promote and share Forest&Life within your social circle.
  • Contribute to protecting forests in France and countries of the South by sponsoring Forest&Life trees on Bluebees platform.
  • Get involved in a meaningful project.
Children in action

The history of the program

Born in 2010, Forest&Life has celebrated its first ten years.

Since the beginning, Forest&Life has grown significantly. Evolving under different names (“Ecoles et Forêts Solidaires”, “Graines de Géants”, and “Forêts des enfants”), it has brought more than 25.000 children to the forest to plant more than 100.000 trees, in partnership with their peers from the south.

Our partners

Contact

Pascale Leportier – Environmental Education Manager
pascale.leportier@kinome.fr