Every year, Planta! celebrates the World Environment Day with a festival that gathers hundreds of Cubans, specially kids. This event is known as “Del Monte” Festival. It’s a hands-on learning experience, filled with science. Kids and teenagers discover and explore the world of natural sciences through games that aim to develop skills for research and observation.
Finally the day arrived. The one that many Planta!’s volunteers await every year. After several days of intense prep work everything is ready. Some of us arrive early at Quinta de Los Molinos to finalize details. In about an hour, the place would be packed with children eager to learn.
What years ago started as a festival to promote the values and the singularity of the Cuban flora, has become the most diverse and entertaining science festival of the city. All the activities are organized by stations, 25 in total, covering a diversity of topics.