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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

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.


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XIV International Colloquium on Plant Ecophysiology at Katalapi Park

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 ( ). For more information visit  or write to


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Native Flora Propagation

September7-9, 2018

Bioacoustics of Birds

October 4-6, 2018

Facilitators Outdoor Environmental Education

October 11-13, 2018

Eco-evolutionary Dynamics in Biogeography*

October 14-20, 2018

Flora of Chile for All

October 26-28, 2018

Interior and Exterior Nature Workshop

November 22-24, 2018

Natural Dyes

November 16-18, 2018




New graduate International course on Ecophysiology of the Rhizosphere will be offered in Katalapi Park, Chile on January January 14-20, 2019


Applications received until October 30, 2018


The traditional International Course on Plant Ecophysiology that is offered every Summer at Katalapi Park, Chile, will be centered on Ecophysiology of the Rhizosphere.  From January 14-20-2019, the course will consist of presentations and discussions on nutrition, nitrogen fixation, salt tolerance, cluster roots functioning, rhizodeposition, organic matter and soil microorganism, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), endophytes, phytoremediation, molecular plant microbe interactions.

The course is organized by Professors Alejandra Zúñiga (Universidad Austral de Chile), Alex Valentine ( Stellenboch University),  and Luisa Bascuñán (Universidad de Concepción). The invited lecturers are Ricardo Aroca (CSIC), Eduardo Blumwald (U. California-Davis), Hans Lambers (U. Western Australia), Bruce Osborn (U. College Dublin), Alex Valentine (U. Stellenboch). Pablo Cornejo, Francisco Matus (UFRO), Teodoro de la Coba (CEAZA), Bernardo González (UAI), Marcia González (USACH), Julieta Orlando (U. Chile), and Dante Pinochet (UACh).

This is an official 5 credits course of the Universidad de Concepcion Graduate School.  Those students that approve the course may receive and official certificate from the university.  It includes lectures and field activities, seminars, and the preparation of a research project. The official language of the course is English. The course registration fee is US$340 for students and US$530 for professionals.

Those interested in participating in the course must fill the application form and send it with the curriculum vitae before October 30, 2018 to Dr. Luis Corcuera ( )

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New course on "Natural Dyes, exploring the colors of the Native Forest" in Katalapi Park

November 16-18, 2018. Open for registrations

The course of “Natural Dyes, exploring the colors of the Native Forest” will be held for the first time in Katalapi. It is a practical theoretical course where you will learn about native plants and how to dye using them. In this course you will learn about the history of natural dyes, the natural fibers used for dyeing, the implements you need to dye and the dyeing methodology in a theoretical and practical way. You will also learn about the plants used for dyeing in a tour of the forest (see program). In this course you will make a sample of the colors extracted from different plants and a herbarium of dyeing plants. This course will be given by Marianne Meier, Tintorera and Verónica Briceño, plant ecologist. The course lasts 3 days, from November 16-18, 2018. The value of the course is $ 135,000 (Chilean pesos; about US$220) and includes accommodation, meals, and materials. Registration is now open. To register you must download the registration form and send it to Verónica Briceño ( The course is in Spanish.

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