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Approach to the Knowledge of the Forest Located at San Bartolomé La Merced School, Bogotá Colombia: A Proposal to Conserve the Eastern Mountains

Juan Carlos Chitiva, Daniel Felipe Galeano, and Javier Antonio Gómez


Geographic focus: Colombia / Eastern Mountains

Date completed: 2002

Colombia’s biologically diverse Eastern Mountains provide important ecological services for the Bogotá metropolitan region. A team of local students created a map their school and surrounding forested land to help design a nature trail to raise awareness for environmental protection. They recommended that this ‘Ecological Path’ be used as a resource where students from any school may interact with the forest and learn how to care for it.

Topics / keywords: Natural Resources; Environmental Awareness

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