Curso internacional ‘Connecting with nature’ en Valdediós (Villaviciosa) con Biodiversa

Curso internacional ‘Connecting with nature’ en Valdediós (Villaviciosa) con Biodiversa

Biodiversa busca participantes españoles (preferentemente asturianos/as) para su próximo curso internacional Erasmus Plus.

Es necesario tener más de 18 años de edad en el momento de la formación y lo ideal sería proceder de una zona urbana, además de estar dispuesto/a a pasar una semana inmerso en la naturaleza.

Se requiere un alto nivel de inglés, por lo que en este caso os trasladamos el resto de la info en ese idioma.

Biodiversa is offering 26 places for people coming from 10 different countries to participate in our next training course: “Connecting with Nature”, in the beautiful valley of Valdediós (“valley of Gods”), in the region of Asturias, north Cantabric coast of Spain, from 18th to 24th May 2015.

If you can travel to the training course from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Germany, Latvia, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Serbia or Spain, it’s your lucky day! If not, pass this call on to some friends and keep an eye on Biodiversa’s blog and Facebook: there might soon be an opportunity for you.

This training course will be aimed at helping young people living in urban areas to re-connect with their natural environment. We believe that if young people learn to appreciate nature, they will live happier and become more responsible citizens. This has been verified by a recent study by the RSPB: “when young people are connected to nature, it has positive impacts on their education, physical health, emotional wellbeing, and personal and social skills, and helps them to become responsible citizens”.

The objectives of this training course are:

  • To help young people connect with the nature around them,
  • To practice and encourage enjoyment of nature,
  • To develop empathy for creatures,
  • To develop a sense of oneness with nature,
  • To develop a sense of responsibility for the environment.

Conditions for participation:

  • Over 18 years old at the time of the training course,
  • Travelling from any of the 10 partner countries (see top paragraph),
  • Speak English fluently,
  • Ideally come from an urban area,
  • Willing to spend a week inmersed in nature.

Preference will be given to existing members of Biodiversa and the other partner organisations: Föj-Aktiv, Gaia y Sofia, Media Education Centre, Spin Association, Environmental Center for Development Education and Networking, Balta Daba, Viaje a la Sostenibilidad, Asociatia Ecouri Verzi, CRCT Gutta-Club, Neront, Khazer and Homo Ecos.

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