Environmental Education in Schools
Over the years, the ANAI biomonitoring team has developed working relationships with certain schools and teachers, spending time with students both in the field and the classroom. Similarly, there are long-standing relationships, some of them predating the biomonitoring program, with a number of community groups in Talamanca. In Panama, these relationships are for the most part yet to be developed. In both countries we hope to organize and formalize some of these relationships beginning in 2006.
We now have a series of materials including power point presentations, publications and hand-out materials with which to supplement hands-on work in the field. These materials are sufficiently diverse that they can readily be adapted to groups from elementary school classes through high school classes to adult citizen conservation organizations.