Day 13: Gorongosa National Park

In today’s activities, pupils will learn about Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.


They will discover how Irish Aid support plants, animals and people in Mozambique through the Gorongosa Restoration Project.

Pupils will learn key terms, such as conservation, restoration, deforestation, biodiversity and more. Activities will encourage pupils to make connections between the Global Goals, explore Ireland’s biodiversity and encourage reading/writing development and creativity.

Below are some helpful instructions to guide you through today’s activities. Please note downloads are available in Irish and English.


Step 1: Read Irish Aid and Gorongosa National Park


Learn about the types of creatures that live in Gorongosa National Park and how Irish Aid work to support the park.

Download PDF: Eglish | Irish

Step 2: Watch Gorongosa Wildlife to see some of the unique animals that live in Gorongosa!

Step 3: Meet Tonga Torcida


Download PDF: English | Irish

Step 4: Complete an Activity


Choose one (or more) of the activities below

Patterns in Nature

Design a nature photo frame and colour in some of the animals found in Gorongosa National Park

Download in Irish

Rainforests on Mount Gorongosa

Dive deeper and read to learn about Mozambique’s mountain rainforests

Download in Irish

The Spirit of a Tree is Shade

Discover this poem about the spirit of a tree. Try to translate the poem into another language or write your very own poem about a tree!

Download in Irish

Gorongosa and the Global Goals

Which of the Global Goals can you link to your learning today?

Download in Irish

Want to go further?

Take a Hike

Embark on a local Nature Hunt (with an adult in your home) to see if you can find some of Ireland’s common plant and wildlife nearby.

Download in Irish

Steps for People and Planet

Draw what you think our world will be like in 2030 if all 17 Global Goals are achieved

Download in Irish

Watch Our Gorongosa