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Bioacoustics of Birds: an entertaining theoretical-practical course for all

Katalapi Park 4-6 October 2018. Send your registration form soon

The Bird Bioacoustics course, which will be offered for the second time in Katalapi Park, from 4-6 October 2018, will once again be an entertaining theoretical and practical experience on one of the preferred methodologies for studying the presence and behavior of birds. The speakers of the course will be Heraldo Norambuena and Francisco Rivas of the Universidad de Concepción and ROC, respectively. During the course the vocal communication of the birds will be studied, recordings and interpretations of of bird songs and sonograms will be made. Practical activities include the nocturnal exploration of bird sounds, the use of bioacoustics equipment, analysis of bird songs, a census of nocturnal raptors, and other activities in the Katalapi forest. The course does not have the requirement of previous knowledge of Biology or Acoustics. The previous version was also enjoyed by biologists, musicians, educators and the general public. The course is in Spanish
Those interested should send their registration form to Luis Corcuera at The cost of the course is 135,000 pesos (about US$225). This fee includes food and lodging during the course. This and other information can be found in the material that can be downloaded below. Queries can be made to Luis Corcuera at the email address indicated above.


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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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