Our strategic perspective in this environmental education initiative is focused on three fundamental axes, namely, communication understood as all activities related to dissemination and creation of informational materials about the initiative to conserve the Cundinamarca Antpitta (Grallaria kaestneri), social articulation enabling it to connect to as many potential players, and training as a series of activities aimed and designed to generate awareness within the community.
METHODS AND RESULTS.
We understand the environmental education like a process that only occur appropriately, when we carefully selected tools to use, according to social group which is working, in that way is very valuable to have tools that in addition to effectively communicate initiatives conservation, giving access to information from the community. That was the reason to we selected some special methods, including:
Social mapping is defined as a methodology for group work that allows immediate and meaningful plot (ordinate), in addition to establish correlations and comparisons between the different phenomena that occur in space-time in the territory, from the records of exploratory conversations in which the territory is actively involved through the use of the senses, reason and institutions as a result of recognition. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA (2004).
In this project, establish the perception of local communities about bird population and environmental problematic in the municipality, through the making of social mapping, was a special and really important method, because allowed know some natural places that the Guayabetal Community are interesting in protect, and human activities that are affecting landscapes and natural resources.
The workshop is an important strategy for the methodological implementations and the projection of the conceptual proposal of this project, since it is considered that this can contribute to system building methodology, flexible and persistent in environmental and educational contexts, where developing the different environmental education activities. The workshop should be considered as a strategic tool for making training or educational-environmental situations. We designed and performed workshops with the community to inform about the ecological importance of Cundinamarca Antpitta, in
addition, the workshops allowed establish positive conditions to continue the work for the Cundinamarca Antpitta conservation. The workshops held were:
What does we know about our environment?
Recognizing our richness!
What is the birds function?
We can´t clip wings of future!
Cundinamarca Antpitta, our hidden treasury!
In these activities had the opportunity of participated 257 students and teachers of educational institutions.
Strengthened environmental groups
With the support of teachers in Guayabetal municipality, it was possible to establish the conditions for the creation of a birdwatching group called “TOROTOI GROUP”. This group is comprised by students from different academic levels and natural sciences teachers in Monseñor Alberto Reyes Fonseca School. Project Cundinamarca Antpitta Colombia, are making possible the strengthened of ―Torotoi Group‖ through the donation of library materials relating with conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in addition to training in field of new birders.