The current concept of the educational system can be enriched from contributions and the cooperation of the entire environment: (families, associations, cultural and environmental centers, museums, urban, rural, and natural spaces …) that in a shared and coordinated way contribute to students´ experiences and an experiential connection with the region.
The educational centers could serve as a motor, to guide and lead learning in order to take advantage of the educational potential of the different experiences outside the classroom.
Getting to know the environment through experiencing it, moving through it, living in it and then studying it operationally in order to understand it. School would thus become a laboratory for environmental studies and territorial experiments, through the analysis of problems, of undertaking shared projects in urban natural spaces and seeking solutions to any problems that are identified. School could thus become an institution which is capable of committing itself to helping the community by taking its action outside its walls … “
“To change things is to review our models and attitudes, our way of understanding reality, it is to create new rules where everything and everyone comes into play.”
Dear Planet. Huerto Alegre. 1994
Through environmental education we approach the understanding of the environment as something that is complex, uncertain and subject to multiple interests and views. Through different didactic proposals we strive to raise awareness about the fragility of the environment and the role that people play in it to favor its balance or not. In addition, proposals and ideas are built to actively contribute to the development of a more sustainable, fair and equitable environment.