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WEAVING Wetlands and People

School year 2023-2024


Wetlands have a high educational potential and constitute true "open classrooms" where concepts, phenomena, and unique processes can be observed, understood, and studied, allowing the interpretation of the relationships that people establish with the environment.

In this way, wetlands can be considered authentic "biodiversity laboratories" that allow for the intuitive understanding of ecological processes. At the same time, they can function as "social laboratories" in which ancestral relationships of inhabitants with the wetland, its origin and uses, and its evolution over time can be understood and interpreted.

Our Wetlands, a Little-Known Treasure
The objectives of this project are:

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  • Highlight the biodiversity and values of the wetlands classified by the Community of Madrid and disseminate the ecosystem services they provide in order to know, value, and love them for their protection and preservation.

  • Promote the launch of an environmental education center project in each educational center.

  • Plant the seed for the creation of the Network of Educational Centers of Classified Wetlands in Madrid.

  • Co-create a dissemination campaign with the project participants.

The educational centers participating in the project during the 2023/2024 school year are:

Selected Wetlands

Events of World Wetlands Day 2024

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd to raise awareness about wetlands. This day also marks the anniversary of the Ramsar Convention, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971.

This year's campaign highlights the great interconnectedness between wetlands and human life. The Ramsar Convention has created a portal where all events organized by various organizations around the world to celebrate this day are compiled.

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Educational centers participating in the project carried out the following activities:

  • Jornada "La Laguna de San Juan" at CEIP Hermanos Ortiz de Zarate (Link to event).
  • Radio Apis: Los humedales at CEIP Apis Aurelia (Link to event).
  • Comité científico de las Canteras y encharcamientos de Alpedrete at CEIP El Peralejo (Link to event).
  • Un tesoro desconocido: la Laguna de las Huelgas at CEIP Pedro Muñoz Seca (Link to event).
  • ¡La importancia de los humedales! at CEIP Santa Quiteria (Link to event).