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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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