WE ARE A UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE COMBINING RESEARCH, GAMES AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT TO STRENGTHEN YOUTH’S CHARACTER AS WELL AS SOCIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND
PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITIES, FOCUSED ON STIMULATING A TRANSFORMATIVE VISION OF NATURE CONSERVATION
Through a partnership with the local school of La Tagua, we engage with the students in a friendly, playful way, where mistakes and games are part of the learning process, eliminating the stiffness of classic education. Everybody shares their experiences, knowledge and skills and our different tools and workshops are created so all the students have the possibility to develop their talents and abilities.
Also we are going to create a nature trail that we will build with the community with the help of the Rufford Foundation.
We are inspired by the following methodologies:
Place-based environmental education
It is centered in the process of nature exploration-understanding-appreciation-care. It is a constantly evolving collaborative process that includes the physical, cultural, historical, political and socioeconomic aspects of a place to engage its people in the conservation and sustainable management of their biodiversity and natural resources. This means that our workshops and projects include communal and indigenous elements with experiential and problem-based learning, mostly in outdoor settings. Here you can learn more about our activities.
By involving locals, and particularly the youth, in protecting the endemic and endangered species of their territory, we mobilize local knowledge, priorities and energy towards a social and natural transformation! We facilitate the development of plans that balance the needs of the people with the needs of the local wildlife.
We use it to involve the youth in scientific research and wildlife monitoring activities. It helps to increase awareness of environmental issues and to develop a sense of belonging for the local habitats and biodiversity. As we work in a place full of endemic and endangered species such as the San Lorenzo Harlequin Toad, Santa Marta Screech Owl, Santa Marta Parakeet and many others, the participation of the local people is a key element for conservation success.
As a Bird Club that uses education to engage the youth in conservation processes, we use the power of birds to reconnect people with nature. They are so easy to observe, and have captured people’s imagination since the earliest times. They enchant us with their colors, songs, behaviors and ability to fly. Birds remind us that we are not alone on this planet, so we have the responsibility to ensure that our actions can guarantee that other species can thrive at our side.