school visits after the flood included lessons on the importance
of the preservation of our forests for the future," wrote Estela.
"We demonstrated the importance of the trees to prevent soil
we made a pile of flour on a platform.
we sprinkled water onto the pile to represent rain. The pile broke
we made a pile of flour but put a small “tree” on
the pile. This time when we sprinkled water the pile stayed.
simple demonstration showed the students that conservation of forests
can prevent erosion and mud slides.