Biological Education Program
The Biological Education Program was created with the objective of developing and strengthening students' understanding and sensitivity to nature (bio-alphabetization), and promoting in them critical attitudes about the relationship between man and his natural surroundings.
Students from fourth, fifth, and sixth grades from 42 elementary schools participate in this program, as well as students from seventh and eighth grades from 6 high schools, all from areas surrounding the ACG. More than 2,200 children have the opportunity to observe, handle, experiment, and understand; by being in contact with the biology of the area, the relationship and natural history of the wild animals in the region. This allows the children to gain experiences and information about basic biology, which will serve them in the future, when making decisions concerning the environment.
Due to the biogeographical characteristics of the ACG, the program has been structured into three areas of study: the dry forest, the rain forest, and the coastal region. In each of these areas, the teachers work with children from schools in that region, while also making visits to the other areas, so they can interact with the other ecosystems.
Other projects of the Biological Education Program include: making possible workshops with elementary and high school teachers, parents and visits to other Conservation Areas with students. They also need to make sure of the continued capacity of Program instructors and the updating of plans and content of the education. All of these activities are possible because of coordination with the directors of the Dirreccion Regional de Ensenanza de Liberia y Upala, as well as the principals and teachers of schools.
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