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New graduate level course on "Eco-evolutionary dynamics in Biogeography" will be held in Katalapi Park

October 14-20, 2018. The call for applications is open

A new graduate level course will be held in Katalapi Park from October 14-20, 2018. The course program of "Eco-evolutionary dynamics in Biogeography" includes the phylogenetic structure of communities, hybrid and ecological speciation, evolutionary models in biogeography, and ecological dynamics of niches. In addition, there will be student work that will culminate in oral presentations. The lectures will be in charge of the doctors Pablo Guerrero (University of Concepción, Chile), Gastón O Carvallo (P. Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile), John J. Wiens (University of Arizona, USA), Daniele Silvestro (University of Stirling, UK), Mario Vallejo-Marín (University of Stirling, UK), and Cristián Hernández (University of Concepción). The course will be in English.
Those interested should fill out the application form and send it to before August 31, 2018. The registration fee covers all lodging and meals expenses during the course. To learn more about the Katalapi Park visit

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Course "Interior and Exterior Nature: Connection Methodologies" will be repeated in November

Katalapi Park November 22-24, 2018. Secure your acceptance. Register now
Due to the interest raised, the course "Interior and Exterior Nature: Connection Methodologies" will be repeated from November 22-24, 2018. This course offers an extraordinary experience of what it means to connect with nature. It is part of our successful series of training for environmental education. Immersed in the forest of Katalapi Park, we explore strategies to bring about a positive change within ourselves, with the aim of facilitating better connections between other people and the environment. A course to play, share, communicate, grow, and connect, exploring methodological, emotional and neurobiological foundations of significant experiences in nature that cause positive changes. The course will be led by specialists Jason Angress (Parque Katalapi) and Claudio Pereira (University of Antofagasta). The course is in Spanish.
The cost of the course is $ 135,000 per participant, which includes registration, all meals, and lodging in a shared room stateroom (bring your own sleeping bag). The course will start on November 22, 2018, receiving participants between 9-11 AM on Thursday and will end after Saturday's late farewell lunch. To reserve your place, download, fill out and send the registration form to Jason Angress. For more information about the course contact Jason Angress.


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October 26-28, 2018. The period for registration is open

Katalapi Park offers the popular course "Flora of Chile for all", in which basic concepts of Botany, identification of plants and experiences in the temperate rain forest are addressed. The course will be given by Dr. Verónica Briceño (Plant Ecologist), Daniel Harris Pascal  (Consultant and Designer of Edible Forests; Australian National University), and Yessica Perez Solis (Consultant of Chilean Flora; Universidad Austral de Chile). The course will last 3 days from October 26 to 29, 2018. This course will include theoretical classes that will be reinforced with didactic activities and field explorations (See program). There are no special requirements for this course. The course is open to all people interested in acquiring basic knowledge to identify Chilean plants. Teachers, tourist guides, park keepers, students, environmentalists, and any person who wishes to take the course are encouraged to apply.
The value of the course is $135,000 (Chilean pesos; about US$250) and includes accommodation, meals and materials. Registration is now open. To register you must download the registration form and send it to Daniel Harris Pascal (


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Due to high demand, the outdoor training workshop of Environmental Education Facilitators in Katalapi Park will be repeated in October

October 11-13, 2018. Limited places. Register now to ensure your acceptance

The Training Course for Outdoor Environmental Education Facilitators (OEEF) has had an extraordinary demand, so it has been decided to repeat it in the second semester between Thursday 11 to Saturday, October 13, 2018. The course, aimed at those that want to lead groups for educational-environmental purposes, both in schools and in the informal sphere, combining theoretical presentations, with entertaining games and activities in the field. The course is in Spanish.

 The program will present approaches for the 5 major objectives of OEEF, will carry out illustrative activities in accordance with the experiential cycle, will include many spaces of contact with nature, and will encourage reflection on what has been learned in the application and development of its own programs. It is recommended to make an early registration to all those who need the course, since the places are limited and filled quickly. The cost of the workshop is Ch$ 135,000 (about US$210) per participant, which includes registration, all meals, and lodging in a shared room cabin (bring your own sleeping bag). The course will start on October 11, 2018 with the registration of the participants between 9-10: 30 AM on Thursday and end on Saturday 13 around 4:00 PM, after the camaraderie lunch. For inquiries and registration, download the registration form, fill it out, and send it to Ana María Vliegenthart at


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2018 Courses at Katalapi Park... plan your year

 Adult training courses for 2018


During 2018 there will be numerous courses at Katalapi Park, thus widening the offer of previous years. Most course are in Spanish, such as "Interior and Exterior Nature" and "Training of Environmental Education Facilitators in the Open Air". Most other courses do not require special training. These include "Birds Bioacoustics", "Flora of Chile for Everyone", "Natural dyes", There will also be graduate level course such as Ecoevolutionary dynamics in Biogeography”.

 The courses last three days and two nights. The fee of 135,000 Chilean pesos (about US$200) includes registration, food and lodging.  The cost and registration instructions for the “Ecoevolutionary dynamics in Biogeography” course and registation instructions will be posted later.

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2018 Course Calendar



Taller de Naturaleza Interior y Exterior

16-18 de febrero, 2018

Facilitadores Educación Ambiental al Aire Libre

5-7 de abril, 2018

Propagación de Flora Nativa

7-9 de septiembre, 2018

Bioacústica de Aves

4-6 de octubre, 2018

Facilitadores Educación Ambiental al Aire Libre

11-13 de octubre, 2018

Ecoevolutionary Dynamics in Biogeography*

14-21 de octubre, 2018

Flora de Chile para Todos

26-28 de octubre, 2018

Taller de Naturaleza Interior y Exterior

22-24 de noviembre, 2018

Tintes Naturales

16-18 de noviembre, 2018


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