An environmental atlas as a tool for improving local environmental education and awareness in Arequipa

Carlos Zeballos-Velarde, Milagros Alvarez-Huamani, Jonathan Quiroz Valdivia, Sarelia Castañeda-Alejo, Christian Malaga-Espinoza

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The success of any environmental management requires the active participation of the community that should be involved in the awareness and solution of environmental problems, which can only be achieved through environmental education. This research takes as a case study the city of Arequipa, Peru to, firstly, understand the gap between the environmental education provided nationwide by the Ministry of Education and the lack of awareness of local problems by university students. Secondly, to analyze the methodological framework for the development of the Environmental Atlas of Arequipa, as an educational tool to fill-up that gap. Finally, a strategy for the use of the atlas a massive urban-environmental education tool in Arequipa will be proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-200
Number of pages10
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 International Congress on Educational and Technology in Sciences, CISETC 2019 - Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 10 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to thank the Universidad Cat?lica de Santa Mar?a, for financing the printed version of the Environmental Atlas of Arequipa, especially to Dr. Gonzalo D?vila del Carpio, Vice Rector of Research, for his constant support in the development of this project. We also thank the collaborators of various institutions that contributed to the atlas.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2019 for this paper by its authors. Use permitted under Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).


  • Arequipa
  • Environmental Atlas
  • Environmental education
  • Local environmental awareness


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