EDUCATION

Spider Monkey School Intiative

Since 2010 we have been reaching out to local elementary schools closest to Azuero spider monkey habitat and their surrounding communities. We now work with students in six schools – Nuario, Vallerriquito, Oria Arriba, Los Asientos, Colan and Bajo Corral –  to explore the importance of spider monkeys in the local environment, the dangers these animals face from hunting, development, and deforestation, the uniqueness of the dry forest ecosystem, and how reforestation can increase farm productivity.

Pro Eco Kids

Since 2010 we have been reaching out to local elementary schools closest to Azuero spider monkey habitat and their surrounding communities. We now work with students in six schools – Nuario, Vallerriquito, Oria Arriba, Los Asientos, Colan and Bajo Corral –  to explore the importance of spider monkeys in the local environment, the dangers these animals face from hunting, development, and deforestation, the uniqueness of the dry forest ecosystem, and how reforestation can increase farm productivity.

A key strength of this program is that it involves an exciting collection of guests from the community to engage the kids through their passion for different aspects of conservation and environmental issues.