Students from more than 50 schools located in communities of Garabito, Bijagual, Puriscal, Tárcoles, Guacalillo, among others, will benefit from the environmental education course to learn how to protect scarlet macaws, learn about their importance in the ecosystem and the community, among others.
The course is achieved through an educational book with coloring pictures and texts on the natural history of the scarlet macaw and its life cycle and reproduction, designed by former biology student Nicole Nemeth.
Children in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades receive the book at the beginning of the year, study it with their teachers, who have been previously trained, and at the end of the year receive a certification that empowers them as agents of change in their communities to prevent the black market in species such as this one and promote their conservation.
The Macaw Education and Conservation Program has always been part of our regenerative tourism project, however it was suspended due to the pandemic. Now, together with Dr. Christopher Vauhgan and teacher Humberto Solorzano, we have contacted the schools again and coordinated the distribution of the books.
This year and for this new edition of the book, we have the sponsorship of Café Britt, who financed the printing of 1000 units. We thank them for believing in conservation and our regenerative project.
Dr. Vaughan tells us about this valuable educational program.