Strategy

PI-6.5-Develop a school excursions program to facilitate and encourage student field visits to the sjbe system as a conservation education tool. Teachers could guide interpretative routes or solicit the services of qualified personnel. Different routes

Task ID 6.5

Tasks Develop a school excursions program to facilitate and encourage student field visits to the sjbe system as a conservation education tool.  Teachers could guide interpretative routes or solicit the services of qualified personnel.  Different routes can be designed to guide students through the diverse components and natural communities of the sjbe.  Restoration projects in progress could serve as additional tools for educating students about public impacts on the natural system and its restoration process.

Schedule Mid-Term

Status In Progress

Partipants Programa del EBSJ

Update Since the installation of the Educative signs module in the Enrique Marti Coll linear Park, teachers from various schools and summer Camps have used the park to undergo excursions and student visits.
During 2006 and 2007 a the SJBEP has sponsored  a number of excusions  for students of the Cataño Municipality and the Martín Peña communities to do field trips around the coast of the wathershed and learn about the system, its habitats and communities.

The SJBEP in coordination with the DNER has taken student groups from local schools in tours around the estuary system.  We have hosted graduate programs from universities, such as Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Yale University, Universidad Metropolitana, University of Puerto Rico, among others.  In 2003, the SJBEP also hosted interns from USEPA and NOAA.

Date Created 02 Mar 2006

Last Update 24 Jan 2008

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