In order to recognize the environmental work of educational communities, 5 kindergartens, 2 high schools, a college and a school in the Ovalle commune were certified for their performance in the National System for Environmental Certification of Educational Establishments (SNCAE). of the Ministry of the Environment, whose purpose is “to give relevance and significance to the teaching-learning process”.
The ceremony held at the Colegio Fray Jorge located in the provincial capital of Limarí was presided over by the Regional Ministerial Secretary for the Environment, Leonardo Gros, and was attended by representatives of educational establishments and officials from the Municipality of Ovalle.
The SNCAE It is a voluntary system that, since 2003, has delivered public certification to educational establishments that successfully apply environmental education strategies in their school communities, at three certification levels, which are: Basic, Medium, and Excellence. These contemplate measurements in the curricular fields, management and relations with the environment.
In this regard, the Seremi del Medio Ambiente Leonardo Gros Pérez pointed out that “this is an incentive to continue working on the educational training of our young people, boys and girls through the delivery and formation of values and principles of respect for nature, sustainability and conservation of our natural spaces.”
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The awards were given to the following establishments:
• The Dalmacia School and the Marcos Macuada Ogalde School obtained basic level certification.
• The Rayito de Sol Kindergarten and the Arco Iris Kindergarten and Nursery Room advanced to intermediate level certification.
• Las Abejitas de Rayén Kindergarten and Nursery; Kindergarten and Semillitas de Emotion Nursery; Kindergarten Your first steps; The Ovalle Tadeo Perry Barn Agricultural High School and the Estela Ávila High School in Perry achieved the level of excellence.
For Rosa López Duarte, a teacher at the Tadeo Perry Agricultural High School, this certification is “A great joy, which comes to crown a job that we have done for a long time. Always thinking about the importance of caring for the environment, instilling in our students the relevance of having a more sustainable world.”
Likewise, Claudia Veliz Juárez, professor of Biology and Natural Sciences at the Dalmacia school, explained that they have participated in projects focused on the care and protection of the environment. “We made a school garden that we have used as a pedagogical tool for all levels, which included an environmental education workshop from first grade to fourth grade. The challenge is for this commitment to be from the entire community focused on the locality.”
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