Education and Communication at INBio: Sharing knowledge and information about Biodiversity with society
Costa Rica has 4% of world´s biodiversity in 0.03% of the territory
COSTA RICA´S NATIONAL CONSERVATION STRATEGY Save representative samples of ecosystems Know  existing biodiversity, where i...
WHAT IS INBio? <ul><li>Created in 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>A non governmental, non profit  organization </li></ul><ul><li>De...
Mission <ul><li>To promote a greater awareness of the value of biodiversity as a means to ensure its conservation and impr...
Generate- Process- Share Bioliteracy Biobusiness  development Biodiversity  conservation Policy and  legislation Technical...
IN A FEW WORDS:
Biological Collections <ul><li>3.6 million specimens </li></ul><ul><li>28.294  species of the country´s biodiversity </li>...
The Bioliteracy Concept <ul><li>“ dynamic hands-on continous learning process that empowers the individual to appreciate b...
Our House of Bioliteracy
<ul><li>More than 145 products from books, guides, digital products and games to CD´s and didactic material. </li></ul><ul...
Bioliteracy Program North Zone -Trainning Program Bioliteracy study of needs of students and teachers of 21 educational ce...
<ul><li>Cyberhives:  Virtual Learning Communities </li></ul>
 
 
Digital information and media <ul><li>508 media reports in 2010 (TV, radio, press) </li></ul><ul><li>9.246.159 anual avera...
 
 
 
“ In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love what we understand, we will understand only what we are tau...
www.inbio.ac.cr Natalia Zamora Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. Apartado 22-3100. Teléfono (506) 2507-8113  Fax: 2507...
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  1. 1. Education and Communication at INBio: Sharing knowledge and information about Biodiversity with society
  2. 2. Costa Rica has 4% of world´s biodiversity in 0.03% of the territory
  3. 3. COSTA RICA´S NATIONAL CONSERVATION STRATEGY Save representative samples of ecosystems Know existing biodiversity, where it is and its natural history Use these resources sustainably for socio-economic development
  4. 4. WHAT IS INBio? <ul><li>Created in 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>A non governmental, non profit organization </li></ul><ul><li>Declared a national public interest institution in 2006 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mission <ul><li>To promote a greater awareness of the value of biodiversity as a means to ensure its conservation and improve the quality of life of human beings. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Generate- Process- Share Bioliteracy Biobusiness development Biodiversity conservation Policy and legislation Technical assitance and trainning Other sources of information TICS Knowledge and information generation From Forest to Society
  7. 7. IN A FEW WORDS:
  8. 8. Biological Collections <ul><li>3.6 million specimens </li></ul><ul><li>28.294 species of the country´s biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>2.716 new species (a new species every 2.6 days) </li></ul><ul><li>81 new genera </li></ul><ul><li>2 new subfamilies </li></ul>Products <ul><li>1.500 scientific publications </li></ul><ul><li>59 field guides published </li></ul><ul><li>21 electronic documents published </li></ul><ul><li>4072 species pages </li></ul><ul><li>22.000 daily WEB page hits </li></ul><ul><li>Educational materials </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Learning Communities </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Bioliteracy Concept <ul><li>“ dynamic hands-on continous learning process that empowers the individual to appreciate biodiversity, embrace an ethics of respect for life, and assume responsability in the management and conservation of all living beings and ecosystems. Be havioral changes will favor a harmonious relationship with nature and a human sustainable development will be achieved ”. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Our House of Bioliteracy
  11. 11. <ul><li>More than 145 products from books, guides, digital products and games to CD´s and didactic material. </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing house enterprise in Science and Technology Award 2001 and 2005. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bioliteracy Program North Zone -Trainning Program Bioliteracy study of needs of students and teachers of 21 educational centers located in the upper middle and lower areas of the river. Share knowledge and know how with a wide variety of audiences through workshops and courses in 10 different topics.
  13. 13. <ul><li>Cyberhives: Virtual Learning Communities </li></ul>
  14. 16. Digital information and media <ul><li>508 media reports in 2010 (TV, radio, press) </li></ul><ul><li>9.246.159 anual average web page visits in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>14.241   Facebook friends up to October 17, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>4 blogs (Arthropods, Fungi, Editorial and Dr. Gamez) </li></ul><ul><li>INBioparque Facebook 6,817friends to October 17, 2011 </li></ul>
  15. 20. “ In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love what we understand, we will understand only what we are taught.” Baba Dioum Senegal
  16. 21. www.inbio.ac.cr Natalia Zamora Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. Apartado 22-3100. Teléfono (506) 2507-8113 Fax: 2507-8270. E-mail: [email_address]

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