Ecuador Bioregional Education Course

Bioregional course: foods native to the Ecuadorian coast

By Ramon Cedeño Loor | December 18, 2006

December 18, 2006 On Wednesday the Bioregional Education class identified and learned about the importance of the traditional types of food of the ecuatorian coast, such as corn (which had Originally been used by their ancestors), yucca (rich in carbohydrates), avocado (fat, proteins), pineapple, peanut, etc. They also played a game which consisted of finding 4 small pieces of paper in a park, on which […]

Bioregional course: native tree species.

By Ramon Cedeño Loor | December 11, 2006

December 11, 2006 On Wednesday every student read about native species of trees of the Region. They were only familiar with the Ceibo. Ramon explained that their country’s flora is biologically extremely diverse, but is in danger because of people’s lack of awareness. He taught them about the importance of reforesting areas that had been cut down, in order to recreate natural habitats. On Friday we […]

This week’s Bioregional Education topic was Compost.

By Ramon Cedeño Loor | December 3, 2006

December 3, 2006 This week’s Bioregional Education topic was Compost. On Wednesday they started off with a brainstorming on organic and inorganic waste, then Ramon taught them about the process, including different types and importance of composting. Further, he discussed the importance of separating organic from inorganic waste. Friday was a fun day when we all (Ramon, 16 Bioregionalistas, Jeff from Peace Corps and myself) took […]

Ramon’s Bioregional Education Project

By Ramon Cedeño Loor | November 26, 2006

November 26, 2006 On the 15th of November the Bioregional Course started and students from Bahia, Leonidas Plaza and San Vicente participated. On their first day they learned what a Bioregion is and about its importance for sustainable development. Further, they worked out a series of questions and answers and put them in an Ecogram. On Friday 17th they all went up to the La Cruz […]

Bioregional Course’s last day.

By Valentina Carminati | August 16, 2006

August 16, 2006 On Friday morning (August 11, 2006) we finished the Bioregional Mapping topic. Kids managed to finish off with their own maps quite quickly. The last element of the previous lesson was incorporating the soil to the drawing, so students continued by introducing native species such as animals and plants. Kids were drawing trees such as Ceibos, Papayas, Mangos, Platanos, etc… and animals […]

Bioregional Class: art projects and mapping projects

By Valentina Carminati | August 10, 2006

August 10, 2006 Last Wednesday the Bioregional Education Program students made their third and last “work of art”: a picture frame. They had a choice of plenty of materials such as colored paper, pieces of newspaper, rose petals, leaves, seeds, brilliant sparkles, etc. Kids were told to bring a personal photo but, aware that some of them were going to forget it, I remembered to bring […]