Online learning platform webpage.
To make environmental education content more accessible, we have developed a new online learning platform with free courses about different environmental subjects. This platform offers with each course a lesson plan complete with informational videos, activities, quizzes and a certificate.
With the current spike in COVID-19 cases in the state of Baja California Sur, work from a distance maintains being a necessity, and so this platform facilitates our outreach to rural communities like Bahia Magdalena. Not only that, but it helps the course-taker have a more structured and organized experience when learning about an environmental subject compared to using videocall platforms and receiving informational material via email like before. Now anyone can take a course whether they are students, teachers, or the general public and they can take it at any time that’s easy for them, do the activities and quizzes whenever they’re free, and download informational material directly from the course page.
Currently we have our first online course available about shorebird conservation which is very important for a region with mangrove like Bahia Magdalena where they migrate to every winter. The next courses will include sustainable fishing and the subject of wetland conservation with a specific topic about mangroves.These will be promoted among our contacts with the teachers of Bahia Magdalena so they can incorporate the subjects into their lesson plans once they have taken the courses. For now, we continue our long-distance work and keep being safe.
Example of lesson content page.
Lesson plan for shorebird conservation course.
Current available courses.