Submitted by: San Diego Natural History Museum, Binational Education Department
Implemented country: United States
Title: Tijuana River Watershed Communications Project
Using a video as a springboard, this bilingual project aims at creating environmental awareness among the citizens living in the basin of the Tijuana River Watershed, which is situated in the border region of Mexico and the United States. The project presenters intend to increase understanding about the complex relationship between water and air quality, waste generation, environment and human needs and development within that area. Positive behavior changes are to be accomplished by training teachers who will pass on their knowledge to students who then carry out action projects to improve and support the health of this vast biological resource. Therefore the benefit of the project is the creation of a new generation of informed citizens who are prepared to advocate environmental protection and ultimately promote beneficial changes in laws and policies.