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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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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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Announcement of the XIII International Summer Colloquium on Plant Ecophysiology

Parque Katalapi January 21-24, 2018


Full Colloquium program available now. Download here


The XII International Summer Colloquium on Plant Ecophysiology will be held at Katalapi Park on January 21-24, 2018. This meeting consists of full and short lectures, and short communications. Invited lecturers are Jaume Flexas (U. de les Illes Balears), Rafael Coopman (U. Austral de Chile), Frida Piper (CIEP), Marilyn Ball (Australian National U.), Bruce Osborne (U. College Dublin), Alex Fajardo (CIEP), Mark Olson (U Nacional Autónoma México), Alfredo Saldaña (U. de Concepcion), Gerhard Zotz (University of Oldenburg, Nicolás Franck (U. Chile), Rafael Rubilar (UDEC, Chile), Michael Battaglia (CSIRO, Australia), Luisa Bascuñan (U. de Concepción, Chile), and Don White (Murdoch University). The Colloquium will begin on January 21 at 19h with the lecture by Dr Christian Körner- Then, the traditional “Cata en Kata” will serve as a mixer for all participants. On the following days there will be an intense program of full and short lectures, short communications, and discussions. Those that wish to submit short communications (10 min oral presentation+ 5 discussions) must send the titles of their presentations before December 10, 2017. For more information visit the Parque Katalapi web page ( ) or write to


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Elisa Corcuera Vliegenthart died on July 14, 2017

Elisa Corcuera Vliegenthart at Katalapi Park, 2017

Elisa Corcuera Vliegenthart, born in Madison Wisconsin in 1972died in Santiago on July 14, 2017 after a long fight against her disease. Her funeral services were held in Santiago on July 15. Her remains were cremated and deposited in Parque Katalapi, near Puerto Montt, Chile.

Elisa was a journalist and territorial planner and expert in private lands conservation. She wrote books for children, scientific articles, and organized environmental education courses at Parque Katalapi. She co-founded Parque Katalapi, institution dedicated to scientific research, environmental education and conservation. In addition, she founded Así Conserva Chile, an NGO dedicated to private land conservation.

Kristine Tompkins wrote a note published in La Tercera describes Elisa: “We received the sad news that today (Friday 14), Elisa Corcuera, a great champion for the protection of biodiversity of Chile has died. Still young, Elisa, through Parque Katalapi, , a conservation initiative created by her family, and  Asi Conserva Chile, organization that she help to found and strengthen, worked locally regionally and national levels, to help Chileans to protect the lands that are the backbone of the beauty of the country.  Her extraordinarily beautiful personality crossed all political, social and cultural frontiers and united people towards a common objective. In Tompkins Conservation hope that Elisa be remembered by her great work capacity, her great work and heart and her love for beauty, a clean and healthy future for all Chileans.  To recognize her work, we Will place a recognition plate in Parque Pumalín, to remind all visitors that there was a woman that lived her life with a great committed to beauty and biodiversity”.

Her optimism, creativity, and perseverance were decisive in the consolidation of Parque Katalapi and Así Conserva Chile and in the territorial planning of Cochamo Valley.  Her relatives, numerous friends, and colleagues will never forget her friendly look and smile full of joy, that together with a bright mind were an irresistibly force that made people to join her cause and love for nature. This provided her with a legion of friends and coworkers around the world. She loved them all from the bottom of her heart.