With 11 hectares of beautiful natural landscape and a hundred native species, many of them endangered, including the toromiro, southern beech (ruil), nirrhe, coral plant, araucaria and larch, the Alessandri Park in Coronel continues to make achievements in their 26 years at the service of the community in the Region of Biobio.
Starting this year, the park is officially part of the Network of Environmental Education Centers, an initiative created by the Ministry of the Environment in 2017 that brings together over 50 public and private institutions throughout the country, including 26 environmental education centers and 15 national parks or reserves.
This network emerged in response to the citizens’ growing educational demand regarding the environment and outdoor environmental education. This collaborative work seeks to promote and disseminate the activities of the various members to enhance the initiatives, generate opportunities for knowledge improvements through seminars and training courses, and also to raise awareness about its educational programs and improve access to the proposal offers for the different publics.
In addition to the above, the idea is to strengthen and enhance the work carried out by multiple public and private institutions whose purpose is to educate the population in environmental care and protection.
The Undersecretary of the Environment, Javier Naranjo, stated that “The Ministry of the Environment warmly welcomes the Alessandri Park in Coronel, which has joined our Network of Environmental Education Centers. We kindly congratulate Fundación CMPC for the educational work of the Alessandri Park for almost three decades, which is very much in line with our institutional mission of caring for our country’s environmental heritage.”
The Director of Culture at Fundación CMPC, Maite Artiagoitia, explained that Alessandri Park has been educating the population about environmental protection for almost three decades, so the news “is a ratification of the work we carry out and will promote our action lines for our publics and our team. It will give us new impetus to continue this beautiful work.”
She added that this is an achievement for the entire team that makes up the park, as well as a tremendous challenge that they take on with great enthusiasm. “We are very happy to be officially part of the Network of Environmental Education Centers of the Ministry of the Environment, as it will allow us to work in a network along with other environmental education centers in Chile to promote environmental care, protection and appreciation.”
The organization has an app for mobile phones called “RedesAmbientales” and a webpage so that both the members and the different publics can access information about the centers, environmental education documents and activities.