April 25-27 2019; Registration open
We invite you to register for our new workshop-course, “The Learning Cycle for Environmental Education.” The methodology of the Learning Cycle, when applied to schools, is called “Ecology in the Schoolyard.” It is a very practical methodology, fun to use, which may be applied across disciplines, for example in Biology and in Social Science. It is based on a didactic summary of the scientific method, seeking to find the answer to questions that arise from the observation of nature and from simple curiosity. The Learning Cycle helps develop the ability to create questions, observe, register data, compare, draw conclusions and extrapolate, thus developing transversal abilities and logical thinking. This workshop will be run by the environmental educator Ursula Fernandez with assistance from Veronica Rojas.
The workshop last 3 days from 25-27 of April, 2019. The cost is $145,000 (Chilean pesos) and includes housing, food and materials. Registration is now open. To register please download the registration form here or in google forms. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 – 14 April 2019; registration now open
This April for the second year running, we will offer a course on th propagation of native flora for habitat restoration. This 3-day workshop, on-site in Katalapi Park, combines theory with dynamic practical sessions where you will learn how to propagate native Chilean flora. Topics covered include propagation of plants, propagation from seeds, selection of seed trees and different types of vegetative propagation. You will also learn techniques for plant nurseries and the general care for plants. This workshop is led by Daniel Harris-Pascal, consultant and edible forest designer (Seed Head Design and Australian National University) and the botanist Dr. Veronica Briceño.
The workshop last 3 days from 12 – 14 may, 2019. The cost is $145,000 (Chilean pesos) and includes housing, food and materials. Registration is now open. To register, please download the registration form here or in google forms. Questions to email@example.com.
Offered on 4 - 6 April and again on 10 – 12 October: Registration now open
The April workshop is full! Registration for waitlist only. Sign up for October to ensure your spot!
The workshop for Facilitators of Outdoor Environmental Education is designed to increase your ability to lead groups in environmental education activities, both in schools and in the informal sector. It is a dynamic 3-day workshop which combines theoretical presentations with fun games and activities for the application of the material, both outdoors and in the classroom. The April workshop is full. If you are interested in this workshop, which is ideal for teachers, guides and park rangers, ensure your spot for the second workshop in October. The workshop is designed for adults with no previous experience in the topic, but who have a lot of enthusiasm for environmental education and the outdoors.
The workshop costs $145,000 (Chilean pesos) and includes housing, food and materials. Registration is now open for October 10 - 12. To register, please download the registration form here or in google forms. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exciting news about useful and fun courses for the general public
The 2019 course calendar at Katalapi Park again includes our highly successful “Workshop I: Training for Facilitators in Outdoor Environmental Education” and “Internal and External Nature: Methodologies for Connection”. Our popular science workshops for the general public will also be offered, including “Bioacoustics of Birds”, “Chilean Flora for the General Public” and “Propagating Native Flora for Conservation”.
For next year, we’re excited to announce three new workshops! “Advanced Workshop II for Facilitators in Outdoor Environmental Education” and “Inquiry Cycles for Environmental Education” will add valuable methodology and techniques to the environmental educator’s toolbox; for both new courses, the prerequisite is to have taken Workshop I.
The third new workshop, “Educational Experiences for Guiding Outdoors”, will be led by renowned outdoor educator Rod Walker.
We will also offer new two scientific courses for the general public: “Forest Ecology” and “Introduction to Medicinal Plants of Chile”.
Our workshops last 3 days and are conducted at Katalapi Park. All workshops are in Spanish. The cost is Ch$145.000 and includes registration, housing and meals. To ensure your spot, please fill out the registration form and send it to email@example.com.
Katalapi Park’s post-graduate courses are for post-graduate students and professionals with the relevant specialization. We will publish the calendar for these courses in 2019.
January 20-23, 2019
The XIV International Colloquium on Plant Ecophysiology will take place on January20-23 2019. This traditional event Will consist of full lectures, mini-lectures and short communications. Among the invited lecturers are Eduardo Blumwald (U. California-Davis), Hans Lambers (U. Western Australia), Bruce Osborne (U. College Dublin), Alex Valentine (U. Stellenboch), Teodoro Coba de la Peña (CEAZA), Enrique Ostria (CEAZA), Marcia González (USACH), Alejandra Zúñiga (UACh), Alejandro del Pozo (U. Talca), Jorge Pérez Quezada (U. Chile), Pablo Cornejo (UFRO), Rafael Coopman (UACh), Néstor Fernandez (UdeC).
The Colloquium will begin at 19 h on January 20, with a full lecture of Dr Eduardo Blumwald. Right after the lecture there will be a mixer during the traditional “Cata en Kata”, in which all participants must bring their favorite wine to share. On the following days, there will be an intense program of full lectures, mini-lectures and short communication. Those that wish to present mini lectures (20 min+10 for discussion) and/or short communications (10 min+ 5 for discussion) must send the title of the presentation before December 15 to Luisa Bascuñán (firstname.lastname@example.org ). For more information visit www.parquekatalapi.cl or write to email@example.com