Environmental Education
Environmental Conservation Program”
 

Project

For Environmental Education

“Environmental Conservation Program”

Costa Rica

 

 

1. Name:

Juan José Rojas Alfaro (Foundation RESCATELA.)

 

Direction:

Community La Marina, The Palm district (9), San Carlos, Province Alajuela,

Costa Rica.

 

Telephone:

(506) 474 2100

 

Fax:

(506) 474 2202

 

E-mail

      mailto:galouno@racsa.co.cr

 

 

La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center (Foundation RESCATELA).

 

 

Information on the project

 

2. Project name:

Program of Environmental Education to develop the importance of “Environmental Conservation Program”

 

3. Short description of the project.

The project is to inform the visitors to our Rescue Center, by means of audiovisual presentations, interaction with animals, and written material, to collaborate in stopping the transfer of wild animals and the destruction of their habitats. Also by means of our Web site (in mutable languages), we hope to be able to stress our message of “Environmental Conservation” to more people, both inside and outside of Costa Rica.

 

4. Location of the project:

    Country:                              Costa Rica

    Province:                            Alajuela

    Region:                               San Carlos

    Community:                         La Marina

 

5. Commencement of the project:       Month:            March Year:   2006

 

6. Necessity of the Project:

The necessity to educate communities (children, youths and adults) to be more responsible and to have a more respectful relationship with their environment, as well as contributing to the creation of a community committed to Environmental Conservation.

 

7.  Related issues to the project:

To demonstrate the necessity to conserve our flora and wildlife, also to stimulate and to encourage innovative projects, such as the project for “Mixed Corrals” to be developed and validated by our organization, as a more natural environment that will improve the quality of life for wild animals in captivity.

Also programs will be developed with education and environmental awareness to be more attractive (in visits to educational centers with wild animals), so that people can see wild animals and understand their value and importance in nature and to collaborate in their protection.

             a. - To diminish the transfer of wild animals.

b. - To diminish the destruction of natural habitats, through the Program of Environmental Education, to achieve a greater conscience in people about the importance of our biological diversity.

c - To promote activities that are more in balance with the environment.

d. - Greater importance and attention to wild animals in captivity. So that they will not lose their wild profile, as they are a source of unimaginable knowledge.

e. – To use the wild animals in captivity to the best of our ability for investigations at low cost.

f. - To value the wild animals in captivity, as a possible genetic reserve.

g. – Bio-alphabetizer, with the participation of some wild animals (that cannot be returned to their natural habitat), our visitors and visitors to (educational centers, organizations, ministries, etc.).

           

8. Education through environmental activities has a great importance. Since information is being lost when people act negatively against our biodiversity. Such information is indispensable to the continued protection of wild species.

Also when promoting the different wild species, through the knowledge of their ecology, we are collaborating in stopping their extermination.

 

9. Long term hopes of achievement:

a. - The best conditions to develop the program of Environmental Education inside the facilities of our Rescue Center.

b. - To have a team to develop the program of Environmental Education in the Educational Centers of the area of San Carlos.

c. - To improve the conditions for wild animals in captivity, with the purpose of reporting any organization that does not fulfill the conditions.

d. - To be able to avoid the death or extraction, of at least one wild animal per annum, of its natural habitat.

 

10. At the moment we do not have any external collaboration or funding.

 

11. The daily running and maintenance of the Rescue Center for the most part has been financed by the director and founder member of the RESCATELA (foundation). Also a small income exists in that of the visitors to the center and other points of contribution and the work of the volunteers. This has allowed us to invest time in designing the programs and environmental activities, with the purpose of making Environmental Conservation more interesting.

 

12. The total cost to develop the program of Environmental Education is US -------.

 

13. Your contribution would be used in the purchase of:

a. – To prepare and copy written material.

b. - Audiovisual equipment.

c. – Educational documents on 5 species of wild animals in our Rescue Center.

e. - Seating.

 

The estimated cost of the equipment and materials to develop the program of Environmental Education is detailed below:

 

Article

Quantity

Detail

Price in Dollars

Retro-projector

1

-

$1,500

Speakers

2

-

   $500

Computer

1

Portable

$1,400

DVD

1

-

   $275

Documental

1

OF. 35 minutes

$2,100

Pamphlets

500

-

$1,500

Seats

20

-

   $167

TOTAL

-

-

       $7,442

14. Description of the project.

      For many years, La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center (Foundation RESCATELA), has been developing a program of Environmental Education, applied to children and young adults that visit our Rescue Center. But it has become apparent that our program of Environmental Education could be more effective. To achieve this we believe it necessary to visit centers of education and other organizations. For this program to be successful we need to improve our facilities and to acquire the equipment and team required.

 

In detail the program will include following:

a. - An environmental classroom will be built to accommodate 50 students.

b. – Mobile audiovisual equipment that can be use in the environmental classroom and in centers of education.

c. - The environmental classroom will have an area where it will be possible to handle some of the wild animals.

      d. – Management of written information.


 

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