Environmental education session for 45 Children from Kherbet Qanafar

In the framework of “BioConnect”, a project funded by the European Union, an environmental education session for 45 Children from Kherbet Qanafar was organized at Ecole St Jean, West Bekaa. Participants were happy to participate with in the SNOW program that is offering a unique opportunity to learn more about nature Lebanese biodiversity in fun and interactive techniques.

The main topic was behaving in the wilderness, basic first aid and survival skills. Through these topics students understood better the environment and biodiversity of the Hima and how to act and behave for their safety and others. Among what they learned is to build a survival shelter using space blanket. Teachers and students were very engaged and asked for more advance sessions.


These sessions will contribute to raising awareness among school’s students and inducing positive behavior change for young generation towards empowering them to be the pioneers of future conservation actions.

BioConnect is a project funded by the European Union. It aims to ensure effective management and governance in sites of ecological importance and expending biodiversity protection in southern Lebanon.

SNOW is an environmental and educational program developed and implemented by SPNL and Great Escape targeting children between 7 and 12 years old to raise awareness and contribute to building environmentally responsible generations using interactive and fun-based techniques.