The mystery box

Program of approach to the Natural environment

This course-workshop intends to offer theoretical-practical tools, which, from the stimulation of curiosity, allow the introduction to the following topics:

Purple Flower

01

Nature as a Mentor

Light and Shadow Portrait

02

Wellness

Happiness

03

Happiness

Population served

Adults with special needs. Two groups of between 12 and 15 participants each were arranged.

The duration of the workshop course was 7 hours and a half for each group, divided into 5 sessions, two per week for 3 weeks.

The schedule was from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for group A and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for group B. The total number of hours taught was 15.

Prior to the design of the course/workshop, I dedicated a 3-hour day of observation in each of the groups to identify opportunity scenarios when creating strategies and choosing topics and programmatic content materials.

In designing the program, I gave priority to suggestions and recommendations from the teaching staff who attend to the participants on a daily basis.

Throughout the sessions, the participants showed interest in the topics developed, shared their prior knowledge and participated with interest in the activities carried out.

The duration of the workshop course was 7 hours and a half for each group, divided into 5 sessions, two per week for 3 weeks. The schedule was from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for group A and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for group B. The total number of hours taught was 15.

Prior to the design of the course/workshop, I dedicated a 3-hour day of observation in each of the groups to identify opportunity scenarios when creating strategies and choosing topics and programmatic content materials.

In designing the program, I gave priority to suggestions and recommendations from the teaching staff who attend to the participants on a daily basis.

Throughout the sessions, the participants showed interest in the topics developed, shared their prior knowledge and participated with interest in the activities carried out.

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Participation and Group integration

Because in some particular cases the participants cannot communicate verbally, artistic expression activities were included. It is important for me to comment that the personal support staff of the participants was involved with professionalism in the development of the workshop, and that, in addition, I also offered the opportunity for them to personally be part of the group with their contributions and questions, which It gave an excellent result because in addition to being spontaneous, it allowed the group to bond and made it more fun and participatory.

Organization

The main themes were:

  • Birds

  • Aquatic insects and frogs

  • Terrestrial insects and butterflies

  • Artistic expression of learning

  • Receiving a visit from a Nature expert

Workshop products

  • Art exhibition

  • Insect hotel

  • Sample of materials collected during the explorations

  • Photo gallety of the activities carried out during the program

"Human beings are, at the same time, an agent of risk and hope; the difference consists in the informed attitude that each citizen of the world acquires in the face of the reality that befalls us." Luisa Montes

Visit from an expert

They received the visit of Chris Adam, recognized Naturalist, who interacted with the participants, gathering the impression of the participants in the workshop, recounting the topics addressed and answering questions and concerns about the contents of the program.

The participation was rich and fun, each of the attendees contributed a final reflection on their experience in the course/workshop, they valued new learning, they discovered that there are ways to support other species, they found it fun and entertaining, they expressed their interest in learning more about Nature.