About the Campaign
It is a project in which children of the community gain awareness of their environment and acquire knowledge, skills, values, experiences, and also the determination, which will enable them to act – individually and collectively – to solve present and future environmental problems. In this course the participants will enhance their critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective decision-making skills, using workshops, presentations and fieldtrips to address environmental issues. Environmental education is a very important topic in these remote areas and in cooperation with Planet Conservation and other local entities the children of the community will be learning about the importance to protect their natural habitat they are surrounded with.
We launched our pilot program for the community of Cocles Beach during 2016, and it was so successful in the community that as a new goal for 2017 we want to open up another Environmental Kids Club in Puerto Viejo as a place in which the children of the Puerto Viejo and even, Playa Negra, can learn about the environmental issues, recycling and practice a new language. For this, we have set a goal of $7,500 in order to open and maintain it for at least six months.