The group Argentina People and Nature has been working with rural and local schools from the botanic garden Dr. Miquel J Culaciati, an oasis in the
They have created a program for outdoor education based on the Earth Charter. Support comes from Botanic Gardens Conservation International and a scientific team from the Faculty of Agronomy at the
By using the Earth Charter they provide meaningful values, locally, regionally and nationally. The new program complements school curricula at the kindergarten, elementary and high school levels, and it facilitates college-level education in environmental sciences, and provides information to the general public.
Helene Vilbert, a Coordinator for the Argentina People and Nature Foundation, will be presenting this work to a Botanic Gardens Conservation International Congress in
The project began in 1989, and in 2000 the
The group has also spoken about the Earth Charter to an audience of more than 95,000 at a recent fair called Expochacra ( www.expochacra.org ), and handed out hundreds of copies of the Charter. The group has created a magazine for primary school children called Verde y Algo Mas, which includes much discussion of the Earth Charter.
To see those and other related materials, please visit the website: http://www.argentinapeopleandnature.org