From September 2021 to May 2022 the Directorate General for the Natural Environment, within the framework of the LIFE Salinas Project, carried out an environmental education campaign for Infant and Primary School Centres with the following aims:
- Promote knowledge of the natural and cultural values of the Regional Park of “Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar” and the environmental services it provides to society.
- To divulge information about the meaning and purpose of each of the protected values found within the salt flats of San Pedro del Pinatar, as well as the surrounding sand and salt marshes.
- To facilitate an understanding of the effects of human intervention on the natural environment, justifying the management and conservation measures promoted by the Regional Ministry for the Environment.
- To encourage the participation of the local population in the conservation of the area.
A total of 1,885 schoolchildren participated in the different talks, workshops and guided tours in the Regional Park. In general, the environmental campaign has been very well received, with a great deal of interest from school centres in most municipalities.
The campaign’s main target groups were schools located in coastal municipalities located near the Regional Park and along the coastline of the Mar Menor.
Most of the participating schools congratulated the team in charge of the campaign, and were surprised by the creativity of the workshops and the approach taken during the talks and guided tours. Another successful part of the campaign was the organizational scheme: “packages” of talks in school centres combined with guided visits to the Regional Park, each one carried out by the same environmental educator, which allowed for the reinforcement of content seen in the classroom with a more practical approach during the guided tours.
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