The programme A Coast with Roots by Life Conhabit Andalusia begins its third edition at a school in Chiclana (Cadiz)

La Barrosa School in Chiclana de la Frontera (Cadiz), has welcomed today, Tuesday 19 December, the putting into action of the third edition of the awareness programme ‘A Coast with Roots’ by the European Life Conhabit Andalucía project for the conservation of priority habitats on the Andalusian coastline, which the Environment and Town and Country Planning Department is carrying out.

75 pupils from this school in Chiclana were the first to participate in the programme this year 2017/2018, with the workshop Salt is Essential. It took place at San Fernando Botanical Garden. The next school to enjoy the programme will be La Jarcia School in Puerto Real (Cadiz), tomorrow, Wednesday 20th.

‘A Coast with Roots’ has aroused the interest of 39 schools throughout Andalusia, who have already completed their registration to participate in it. Such a response means that this awareness programme, which also belongs to the PLEAMAR project of the ALDEA programme, will have a potential audience of around 2000 Andalusian pupils.

This initiative by Life Conhabit intends to raise awareness among school children in order to educate them, from a young age, about the discovery of the coastal areas of the Natura 2000 Network that surround them and allow them to value their benefits, as well as to promote in them the observation and comprehension of the diversity of species and characteristic plant formations, as well as transferring to them socially integrating knowledge and giving the teacher the necessary teaching material for the development of each activity.

The programme carries out different activities, adapted to each level of education and they are carried out at the nearest coastal botanical garden. Therefore, it has the collaboration of the Network of Botanic Gardens in Natural Spaces, -reference centres in the conservation and environmental education of the Andalusian plant heritage-. The intention of these activities in the garden is to bring the pupils closer to the reality of the coastal habitats. They can see the most characteristic plants of the coast through different games and exploration and investigation workshops.

 

 

Project Life Conhabit Andalusia

Conhabit Initiative
The Project LIFE CONHABIT ANDALUSIA "Preservation and improvement in priority habitats on the Andalusian coast" (LIFE+13/ES/000586) begun on the 1st of June of 2014, after being approved by the European Commission. With a duration of five years and a budget totalling 2,654,269 euro, it is a LIFE-NATURE project whose main objective is advancing the improvement and preservation of priority habitats found in 15 areas of the Natura 2000 Network on the Andalusian coast, and promoting social awareness of the need to protect these spaces, habitats, and species, some of which are under threat. Read more

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