Open Day

30th Anniversary

Novas Descobertas Association

June 22nd

from 9:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Vale da Lama, Campo do Vale

Free entry and activities

Registration required

What will the day be like?

This very special day is open to everyone and will feature various activities, workshops, concerts, food, drink and lots of fun! Participation is free, but please register in advance.

Program of activities for the day includes:

10 am - Welcome session

10h30 am - Activities to awaken the body

11h30 am > 5h30 pm - Various workshops and other fun activities

6h30 pm - Live music: Santuka na Mata (Batucada concert)

8 pm - Live music: The Protons

You can buy food and drink throughout the day. We have various types of snacks and drinks to help raise funds for the New Discoveries Association's youth education programs and summer camps. We'll have several food trucks on site, including vegetarian options. Throughout the day and to cool off, we'll also have homemade ice creams.

Event map

Detailed program

Join us to celebrate 30 years of educational and recreational activities

Open Day - June 22nd - 10am until 11:59pm
Free entry and activities

🕙 10 am

Welcome

Welcome Circle

Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

🕥 10:30 am

Activities to awaken the body

Yoga

A yoga practice that begins with embodying the moment and present reality. Embodiment has its foundations in somatic practices and experiential anatomy, in which feeling, perceiving and moving are in constant dialogue. Finding a balance in feeling the internal landscape and how it supports the origins of the movements we make.
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Facilitator: Sofia Brito

Chi Kung (Qigong)

...the mind's attention present, the breath synchronized with the movements and the body aligned with heaven and earth.
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Facilitator: Pedro Dinis

Collaborative Group Games

Teambuilding and cooperation games.
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

🕛 11:30 am

Various workshops and fun activities

Tie dye and embossing

An opportunity to learn how to tie dye (an artistic technique for dyeing fabrics). We'll have white t-shirts of various sizes for sale so you can make your own personalized t-shirt!
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

Bioconstruction

We're going to make a themed "totem" to leave a souvenir of this day in the space. An opportunity to learn basic bioconstruction techniques.
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

Circus Creations

We'll use recycled material to make juggling balls and puppets.
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

Bracelets

Come and learn how to make various types of bracelets using macrame techniques with our young people.
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

Face Painting (during the day)

For those who want to get adventurous and have their faces colored, we'll have face painting during the day.
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

Watercolors

Unleash your creativity and create an imaginary watercolor scene. Open to 10 dreamers.
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Facilitator: Sara Glória

🕐 1 pm

Lunch/Dinner
During the event

Food Trucks

 We'll have several food trucks available on site with various options, including vegetarian for sale.

Sweet and savory snacks

We have a variety of snacks to help raise funds for the Novas Descobertas Association's youth education programs and summer camps.

Teas D'aqui

Natural teas and refreshments with herbs from the Lama Valley - to help raise funds for the youth education programs and summer camps of the Novas Descobertas Association.

Homemade ice cream

Homemade natural ice cream, to help raise funds for youth education programs and summer camps run by the Novas Descobertas Association.

🕝 2:30 pm

Various workshops and fun activities

Spontaneous Dance

Poetics of Movement - When can functional movement become dance? Body practices that become the words for a poetic composition, with pairs and small groups. Presence, movement, meaning, sharing, dialogues that take place. The proposals are based on contemporary dance practices, improvisational dance and creative composition.
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Facilitator: Sofia Brito

Propagation in Agroforestry Nurseries

Facilitator: Hugo Oliveira

Sound Journey

Sound therapy involves using the vibrational and resonant qualities of various instruments to promote relaxation, balance and general well-being, allowing for energetic unblocking, inducing meditative states and reducing stress and anxiety.
Maximum number of participants: 10 to 12.
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Facilitator: Alexandre Pereira

Tie dye and embossing

An opportunity to learn how to tie dye (an artistic technique for dyeing fabrics). We'll have white t-shirts of various sizes for sale so you can make your own personalized t-shirt!
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

Clay

 Clay, a creative experience. Come and try your hand at making clay pieces.
Maximum number of participants: 15.
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Facilitator: Flo

Jam Session

A space with various musical instruments for you to create music together.
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

🕟 4:30 pm

Various workshops and fun activities

Traditional Games and Stories

A space for discovering traditional games accompanied by stories.
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

Afro-Brazilian Percussion Workshop

Transmitting Afro-Brazilian music through some rhythms in a playful way, this workshop is aimed at audiences aged between 14 and 70 and its main objective is to introduce them to the world of percussion through games and play.
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Facilitator: Rubem Kurunga

Kickball game

One of the games most chosen by the young participants in our summer camps. Bring your sneakers, water and hat!
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Facilitators: Novas Descobertas Team

Live Music and Celebration

🕡 6:30 pm | Santuka na Mata - Batucada Concert

After the workshop, there's nothing better than listening to Santuka na Mata. A batucada (percussion) concert where you'll have fun.

🕢 7:30 pm | 30th Anniversary PND

A moment dedicated to celebrating the 30th anniversary of Novas Descobertas Association.

Novas Descobertas Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 which delivers transformative, nature-connected learning experiences that promote personal development, create community connections, and encourage active citizenship, for people of all ages and backgrounds.

🕘 8 pm | The Protons - Live Music

An Algarve band with a diverse and timeless set list, with talented musicians where quality is always guaranteed.

👉 Novas Descobertas Association reserves the right to change the timetable and type of activities planned without prior notice.

The location

Vale da Lama (Odiáxere), Campo do Vale

Open Day - June 22nd - 10am until 11:59pm
Free entry and activities

Our living classroom, Campo do Vale, is located at Quinta Vale da Lama, near Lagos, Portugal. It is an evolving learning space, designed collaboratively. It is where most of our activities take place. Our beautiful and peaceful location, close to the estuary and the ocean, brings us closer to nature and has indoor and outdoor facilities that support our work.

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Support our mission when you make a donation.

Your donation helps us to deliver transformative, nature-connected learning experiences that promote personal development, create community connections, and encourage active citizenship, for people of all ages and backgrounds. We apply donations to expand the number of participants we reach, increase the number and types of programs we offer, and improve the effectiveness of our programs and their delivery.

Novas Descobertas Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 that offers transformative learning experiences for groups that connect people of all ages and backgrounds with each other and with nature.

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info@projectonovasdescobertas.org

Address:
EM534, PO Box 322N Vale da Lama, 8600-258 Odiáxere, Lagos

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