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Education

Educational Programs

programas-educativos

Our programs’ methodology is based on the one used by Caserta Foundation (www.caserta.cl), an organization dedicated to promoting integral learning with more than 10 years of experience. This method promotes learning through the body, language, emotion and spirit with collective and individual activities, focusing on experience, context, link and reflection.

Cetaceous of the Northern Patagonia

cetaceos

It consists on a 3 days educational workshop to be carried out in neighboring educational institutions of the Melimoyu Nature Reserve. The first of these is "Bailahuén, the little blue whale. The voice of the great family of the Southern Seas." Here is a presentation of a story inspired by the mass death of 337 Sei whales in the Gulf of Penas, Aysen Region, reported in 2015. It continued with "Human and Cetaceans. Mammals of the land and sea". It discloses the general characteristics of cetaceans (marine mammals) as well as concepts such as echolocation, vocalizations, and behavior. Questions are answered, some of these are: What are cetaceans? Are we like them?, and it ends with a sensory activity.

Day 3 is called "Threats Affecting Cetaceans". This is the history of whaling, noise pollution, physical pollution, collision with marine traffic, and there is conversation about: how can we help? A recycling activity is also performed.

On the last day, called "Getting to Know the Cetaceans in Northern Patagonia", there is an integration of the children with cetacean research for their conservation, in addition to the identification of species, their physical characteristics and particular behaviors. It ends with an artistic activity.

The Special “Neighbors” of Melimoyu

Tepú or Tepual (Tepualia stipularis)

Small white dots are observed when looking at its leaves in the sunlight

Coigüe, Coihue tree or Southern Beech (Nothofagus dombeyi)

The bark of its trunk usually has many cracks.

Darwin’s Frog (Rhinoderma darwinii)

Amphibian measuring from 2 to 3 cm. Its head has a characteristic nasal appendage. It is easily camouflaged among small leaves on the ground.

Thorn-tailed Rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda)

Bird that nests in cavities. It measures 14 cm. It has a crown and contrasting buff and black head stripes highlighting its cinnamon colored plumage.

Pudú or Dwarf Deer (Pudu puda)

One of the smallest deer: 90cm long, 40cm high. Its hair is brown. Males have two unbranched horns.

Güina, Chilean Cat or Kodkod (Leopardus guigna)

It has the size of a large domestic cat. It's yellow with black spots and stripes on its body; its tail has dark rings.

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