Themed “We Promise to Take Care of Our Earth”, the art and crafts exhibition of Little Explorers AMI Montessori House of Children was held on the 1st and 2nd of August 2016 at the Lionel Wendt. In addition to the individual paintings and crafts by the children, aged 1 ½ to 5 years old, they also collaborated to create group paintings, which were auctioned at the exhibition in aid of causes related to environmental conservation in Sri Lanka. All the paintings depicted sea life, insects, endangered birds and animals as well as environmentally friendly and harmful actions. The crafts were created using throw-away material collected by the children. Learning about the environment, conservation and the importance of recycling went hand-in-hand, for the children, with preparing for the exhibition.
The proceeds of the large paintings auctioned were used to purchase heating lamps for the elephant calves brought to the transit home in Uda Walawe.