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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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Innovative course on Eco-Psychology at Katalapi Park: Interior and Exterior Nature, connection methodologies

Katalapi Park,  February 16-18, 2018


The course "Interior and Exterior Nature: Connection Methodologies" will be repeated for the third time on February 16-18, 2018 and is part of our successful series of training for environmental education. Immersed in the forest of Katalapi Park, we explore strategies to provoke a positive change within ourselves, in order to facilitate better connections between 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 given by specialists Jason Angress (Parque Katalapi) and Claudio Pereira (Universidad de Antofagasta).
The course will be in Spanish, but there will be translation help for those that need it. The cost of the course is $ 135 thousand Chilean Pesos (about US$215 per participant, which includes enrollment, all meals, and shared-room cabin lodging (bring your own sleeping bag). The course will start on February 16, 2018, receiving participants between 9-11 AM on Friday and ending after the late lunch on Sunday. To reserve your place, download, fill out and send the registration form to Jason Angress. For more information on the course contact Jason Angress



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Adult Training Courses Dates for 2017


Facilitators Environmental Education Outdoors (EAAL): Download the Registration Form


March 30th to April 1st


EAAL Facilitators


September 7th to 9th


Bioacoustics of Birds


October 5th to 7th


Flora of Chile for Everyone


October 12 to 14th


Indoor and Outdoor Nature Workshop


October 19 to 21th

Indoor and Outdoor Nature Workshop


February 15 to 17, 2018



Limited spaces: Register early to ensure your participation

"Training of Environmental Education Facilitators in the Open Air" and "Nature Interior and Exterior", are courses for adults with interests in group facilitation, pedagogy, or environmental education in any form. The courses "Bird Bioacustics" and "Chilean Flora for All" offer information and techniques from their respective disciplines, at an adult level audience without previous specialization requirements. All courses last three days / two nights and are priced at ChP$ 135,000 for regular enrollment and $ 115,000 for early enrollment, registration, lodging and meals. Language of courses is SPANISH. Spots often are full months in advance. Register early to ensure your participation.


"We Like the Challenge" Blind and Low Vision Visitors Conclude, After Day in the Forest

Blind Association of Osorno, Chile, visiting Katalapi Park

At the end of November 2016, Osorno´s Association of the Blind (ACICH Osorno) visited Katalapi Park for a day of trail walking through the rainforest and getting to know its species. The "Path of the Blind” design at Katalapi Park  does not seem particularly simple. The differences are in details such as having carefully cleared the protruding roots, trimming branches at the level of the face, or marking the trail crossings and changes of direction with clarity. Dangers are controlled, not necessarily made very easy. The trail has stretches that are not "easy" for a blind or partially blind person.

"We probably would not be bringing groups of the blind into the forest, if it had not been for Coral Romero," says Ana Maria Vliegenthart, owner of Katalapi Park. "Coral did her final student project with us 6 years ago, when she designed, implemented and validated a Path of Good Access for her thesis as an Ecotourism Administrator." At that time we invited the Association of the Blind ACICH-Osorno to test and validate the program. Recently, the same group has returned to Katalapi Park, including many visitors who had been the same on the trail 6 years ago, now with more friends and family, this time as tourists and again under the guidance of Coral. "Just like the first time , this visit was wonderful," says Coral, organizer and day guide. "We saw them touched by simple things, and that excited us. Some had not been in the wild in years or decades. Others had never been in nature. They remembered or were astonished at the softness of the moss and the leaves, the noise of the stream left them in what seemed like a trance of listening. They touched leaves and trees seemingly forever, patiently getting to know the vegetation, by touch, smell. They expressed deep joy at getting to know flora intimately, that they had previously only known in sayings, such as a "bush of flowered arrayán". On the level of difficulty, they assessed that the trail was not easy, "....but we like a bit of difficulty, it makes it more entertaining", they added.

This time, the 31 attendees, in addition to walking the trail and getting acquainted with many species, also made oils and poultices based on native medicinal species and practiced among them techniques for massage and application. Like the first time, they expressed a deeper emotion than most. For whatever reason, at the end of the day, many of the participants repeated "we are nature", many times, which much emotion. 

Watch video of the first visit of a group of blinds to Katalapi


Katalapi offers course on “Interior and Exterior Nature: Connection Methodologies” October 20-22, 2016

Motivated by the testimonials and comments of people who have already participated in the Workshop for Facilitators of Outdoor Environmental Education, we have designed this new course to add to our series of training workshops for environmental education.

Inmersed in the forests of Katalapi Park, we will explore strategies to provoke a positive change within ourselves, with the objective of facilitating better connections between other people and the environment. A workshop to feel like children, play share, communicate, grow and connect, exploring the methodological, emotional, and neurobiological roots of significant experiences in nature that provoke positive changes in our relationships.

The cost of the workshop is $120 thousand Chilean pesos per participant, which includes registration, all meals, and lodging in shared quarters (bunk beds- bring your own sleeping bag). The course will start on Thursday October 20th with the registration of participants between 9-11 AM and will finish after a late lunch (curanto) on the afternoon of Saturday the 22nd . To reserve your spot, download, fill, and send us your Registration Form Ficha de Inscripción. For those who register during the pre-registration period up to July 1st, it is possible to reserve a spot with DEFERRED PAYMENT. However, pay your registration before that date and take advantage of the early bird discount as detailed on the registration form. The language of the course is SPANISH.