- Event brought together specialists from the three levels of government, as well as the public and private institutions committed to environmental education in the Madre de Dios region.
- Professionals from the Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA), Zoological Society of Frankfort, Tambopata Mariposario, Institute of Research of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP), SERNANP, ACCA, ACEER, and AIDER trained specialists and committed to “Environmental Achievements 2017”.
Puerto Maldonado, March 13, 2017. Demonstrating a strong commitment to the improvement of educational quality and the “Good Start of the 2017 School Year,” the member institutions of the Council of Environmental Education Programs (COPREDAM) in coordination with the Regional Director of Education developed the workshop course entitled “Towards the Implementation of the National Plan of Environmental Education and the Recover of Our Landscapes,” a training program for specialists from the three local educational management units of Madre de Dios.
The event aimed to disseminate the scope of the National Environmental Education Plan for the years 2017 -2022, as well as to contextualize strategies for implementation within the framework of the new National Curriculum of Basic Education. During the two-day training, attending specialists presented various tools and strategies developed by the member institutions of COPREDAM, which facilitated the workshop.
The facilities of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon and the San Juan Bautista Private Conservation Area, were used as teaching scenarios for course development. Use of environmental interpretation to address basic ecology issues, to the development of experiential activities to promote sustainable economic alternatives in the various areas of education.
At the end of the event, important agreements were reached such as the commitment of all participating institutions– DRE, Madre de Dios, UGEL, and the Environmental Education Unit of the Ministry of Education– to work together to promote and improve the performance of the educational institutions of the region on compliance with the “Matrix of Environmental Achievements.” To this end, the Regional Director of Education will issue a directorate resolution approving the “Environmental Achievements Instruction,” which will be distributed from the first day of the 2017 school year to the IIEE executives. This guide will show the steps for implementation of the matrix and how to catalog the local enterprises according to the new rules established by the Ministry of Education.
It should be noted that the development of this training space was achieved thanks to the coordination provided by the Directorate of Pedagogical Management, the Regional Directorate of Education, and with the member institutions of COPREDAM that jointly facilitated professionals, technicians, specialists, and logistics for the development of the event.
The Environmental Education Programs Council (COPREDAM) was set up in 2004 as a public – private coordination area whose objective is to strengthen the development of environmental education actions in the formal and non-formal spheres.
Currently, COPREDAM comprises: the Provincial Municipality of Tambopata, the Association for the Conservation of the Amazon Basin (ACCA), ACEER, AIDER, CINCIA, Frankfort Zoological Society, Tambopata Mariposario, Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP), SERNANP through the ANP Headquarters of Madre de Dios, Madre de Dios Technical Office of the Ministry of the Environment, the National Water Authority, among others.