Environmental Education Through Art and Culture

Inauguration in the South Caribbean of the environmental education program for children

Planet Conservation’s Center for Environmental Education specializes in artistic activities such as music and painting to motivate children in the south Caribbean of Costa Rica. The work is done through permanent workshops in which international volunteers help children with the learning processes involved. These way children can better use their free time while learning skills other than those being taught to them in the regular schools.

Climate change, waste management, food security, and reforestation are some of the main themes developed. The activities are very dynamic: craft workshops including paper recycling, reuse of materials, and construction of musical instruments are offered to the children.

The center’s coordinator Mayra Mejia is a renowned local artist who through her paintings managed to create a representative work by painting murals in schools, high schools and public areas in the community. These works are a reference to the value of art in teaching and environmental education.

If you want to support this project and want to spread to other communities in Costa Rica, help us publicizing this initiative by visiting the organization where you can make a voluntary donation:

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