Environmental Education in Loreto’s Schools and Community
Eco-Alianza has been a leader in initiating and consistently improving the environmental education curriculum in Loreto schools. Working with Mexican and American educational and science institutions, our educators bring science-based environmental learning to students at all age levels. Students who are especially interested are engaged in leadership and volunteer programs at Eco-Alianza to keep that learning spark alive. “Discovering the Treasures of Nature,” and the “Environmental Leadership Club,” inspire Loreto youth to become future conservation leaders and stewards of their environment.
Through presentations and an ongoing series of workshops and activities in schools, on beaches, at Eco-Alianza’s CenCoMA headquarters, and at local events, children and their families learn about the interconnectedness of land and sea, and the importance and beauty of a healthy environment. We work collaboratively to show students how their daily lives impact the environment around them (e.g., with the San Diego Natural History Museum’s PROBEA program, to bring water conservation curriculum and programs into Loreto schools).
A three-year collaboration with Pronatura Noroeste (beginning in fall 2016) will continue to build environmental education capacity through workshops, information sharing, and additional group activities.