The primary role of exploratory trails in Environmental Education-CMIA of Vila do Conde

Ana Laranja, Silva Morim, Rosana M. Afonso

Abstract


The CMIA of Vila do Conde presents as its main goals, not only the monitoring of environmental indicators, as well as the correct interpretation and dissemination of the values, resources and issues surrounding the environment. The activities with greater success among our visitors are exploration trails that allowed meeting a numerous species and promoting the change of behaviors among di erent age groups ranging from preschool to adulthood. In these activities, they watched birds, plants and marine species and recorded Information about them in on-line platform: BioDiversity4all – Biodiversidade para todos. Developed a study to the participant of these activities, have made it possible to stimulate, motivate and explain to the public that visits us through a playful way everyone can contribute directly to the biodiversity survey and contributing e ectively to the conservation of biodiversity and the environment that surrounds them.


Keywords


Exploratory trails; Environmental Education; Public engagement; Citizen Science; Scienti c Literacy.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17979/ams.2017.23-24.0.3375

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