The City Council offers more than a hundred environmental awareness activities free of charge to all educational centers in the city that require it during the school year.
The objective of this Environmental Education Program is for students to acquire behaviors aimed at sustainable development and respect for nature. To make it accessible to all ages, the technical staff of the municipal Environment delegation has designed activities adapted to the needs of each group.
The Deputy Mayor of the Development, Infrastructure and Tourism (FIT) area, Ana Velasco, explained that the environmental education program has three fundamental axes.
First, informative sessions are held where environmental issues and their relationship with daily life and the environment are addressed. They focus on environmental concepts without overlooking values ​​linked to education, respect and civility. Adapted to the ages of the students to whom they are addressed, the informative talks deal with issues such as responsible energy consumption, waste, water or climate change.
The second axis of the Environmental Education Program focuses on recycling and reuse workshops. The main objective is to educate through play; Thus the students learn to extend the life of the waste and its correct recycling. Among the activities that are proposed include Christmas decorations, the ecological carnival, recycled photo frames, the making of purses or the reuse of magnets.
On the other hand, the City Council offers educational centers the possibility of taking guided tours so that students can better understand the many natural environments available to the municipality. In addition, visits related to the marine environment or in the facilities that manage waste such as the Clean Point, the Water Treatment Plant or the Environmental Complex of the Costa del Sol are also organized.
Ana Velasco has indicated that the City Council has distributed copies of this Environmental Education Program to all nursery, primary and secondary education centers in Estepona so that teachers can learn about these activities that can be organized free of charge at any time during the course to promote values respect for nature in students.
In addition to organizing these actions for the youngest, the Consistory also offers all these workshops, visits and information sessions to residences and centers for the elderly, as well as to social groups in the city.

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