Aquatic habitats preservation workshops for kids and grown-ups!
Responding to the increased concern about preserving aquatic habitats and the organisms that inhabit them, Atoll – ornamental species is developing actions to raise awareness that goes beyond simply “maintaining” these habitats, but aiming to take care of every being that integrate them. Because nothing beats going from theory to practice!
All of proposed activities are planned in order to involve direct contact with the animals, and at the same time developing the necessary skills needed to promote a close bond with the aquatic living systems, leading to the realization of the impact that we have in the rivers and oceans.
"Finding the Cleaning Crews"
Disturbing the biological balance in an aquarium can lead to the introduction of several pests. Therefore, we restore the biological equilibrium, in a completely natural way, with the aid of our “cleaning crews” such as snails, shrimps and fish, learning along the way their vital role in pest control.
"PORQUE AS PLANTAS E ALGAS SÃO IMPORTANTES?”
Plants and algae, regardless of their size, are the main food source for many of the inhabitants of rivers and oceans. They play a key role in maintaining both the ecological balance and water quality, being an alternative source of oxygen. In this workshop, we will see how interesting it is to stop and observe how these species help the maintenance of an aquarium.
“Sea or River in Aquarium?”
Although keeping and maintaining an aquarium is considered a hobby, just being able to stop and observe the fish can function as a stress reliever, since it allows for deep bonding with life in its purest form.
We will learn the differences between a fresh or saltwater aquarium, and whether one or other are great options, we will leave the decision up to you.
"“ABC of the Aquarium – step by step”"
The creation of similar habitats to those where the fish and other animals lives is one of the factors that leads to the success of the aquarium!
To do this, we will learn step by step the factors that determine the success of maintaining an aquarium, from the first decision to make: "Where will I put my aquarium?!”
"Feeding the “little ones”"
Some species have frys and larvae with smaller mouth sizes, which require that their first food source must have a reduced size. Often this requires microalgae and zooplankton culture. Learning how to grown and enrich this type of feed source it is the key to ensure ensuring the proper feeding of the “little ones”.
All Workshops are limited to 5 people, revervation required.
Each Workshop has a 15€ price, per person and includes all the supplies needed and any work developed through the workshop.