Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Abstract

Children within the city of San José, Costa Rica lack access to greenspaces and are often disconnected from the rich natural environment. This project aided Árboles Mágicos to model and determine the feasibility of a mobile nature workshop that would teach children in San José about Costa Rican trees and forests. We completed a literature review and interviewed teachers and museum exhibit designers to identify effective teaching methods and determine the educational content of the workshop. We suggested the workshop teach skills and values such as empathy and transversality through environmental topics and by using interactive and autonomous activities. We created two designs of the mobile nature workshop, including the vehicle and the activities, and assessed their cost and feasibility.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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