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Pages: 3249-3254
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.1721

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain


M. Diedrich de Souza1, M. Camara Pizzato1, R.B. Callegari Pacheco2

1Federal Institute of Education, Sciense and technology (BRAZIL)
2Escola Municipal de Ensino Fundamental Presidente João Belchior Marques Goulart (BRAZIL)
We have constantly seen a great mobilization in favor of environmental preservation in Brazil, happening in schools, neighborhoods, communities, appearing in the mass media, among others. In addition, more and more studies are taking place regarding the importance of insects in our daily lives. Based on this, the opportunity to work entomology with the group of students of the UEIL (Urban Environment Intelligence Laboratory) at one Municipal School of Elementary Education, located in the Sarandi Neighborhood - Porto Alegre. The proposed activity consisted of creating a didactic entomological collection with the UEIL students, with the purpose of clarifying insects, their importance to the environment, relation with humans, the need to preserve species, the students had. The proposal had two distinct moments: initially the assembly of an explanatory class was held in dialogue with the students, to understand the subject studied, and to learn about the processes of construction of the collection. In a second moment, we had the process of collecting some insects from the plant nursery - a project that has been in school since 2014 and which greatly contributes to the students' environmental awareness - and subsequent assembly of the entomological collection. Such collection allows the knowledge of the diversity of insects present in the nursery, its importance, functions performed in the environment, among others. It is always good to remember that the proposal to build an entomological collection is not to encourage the hunting of these animals, but rather to contemplate a basic sampling of insects present in the environment in which we live, and the amount of individuals collected does not have the capacity to negatively impact in the ecosystem, serving only to awaken in students the awareness of the importance of their preservation and respect for the environment as a whole. In our view, the work accomplished was a great success, so we had the opportunity to expand its scope to the whole school, transforming the didactic entomological collection into a workshop during the 3rd Ecological Week, an event held annually at the school, where themes were approached already described, need for insect preservation, relation with the environment, practical insect identification activities, where the classes participated in a playful game, among others. In this way, we could perceive an increase of interest in the subject, on the part of the students, mainly regarding the preservation of the insects of the school and the community as a whole, besides having the opportunity to know a didactic entomological collection.
author = {Diedrich de Souza, M. and Camara Pizzato, M. and Callegari Pacheco, R.B.},
series = {11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-05948-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2018.1721},
url = {https://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2018.1721},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {12-14 November, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {3249-3254}}
AU - M. Diedrich de Souza AU - M. Camara Pizzato AU - R.B. Callegari Pacheco
SN - 978-84-09-05948-5/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2018.1721
PY - 2018
Y1 - 12-14 November, 2018
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2018 Proceedings
SP - 3249
EP - 3254
ER -
M. Diedrich de Souza, M. Camara Pizzato, R.B. Callegari Pacheco (2018) ENTOMOLOGICAL COLLECTION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BRAZIL, ICERI2018 Proceedings, pp. 3249-3254.