Conscious of the importance of an environmental education addressed to all groups and ages, Sotavento consolidates its educational proposal aimed at children’s education cycles.

Through an extensive program of practical activities and experiences tailored to these children between 3 and 6 years, we discover the importance of energy, the environmental problems derived and the enormous value of our habits of saving and efficiency.

There are almost no educational projects that affect aspects of energy education at these early ages. The lack of means and its difficulty are the arguments used to ignore some of the issues of greater importance for the human being of the SXXI: Energy.
Nevertheless, we consider that these ages are the ideal ones to establish preconceptions and to promote values that will determine the future adult behaviors.

For many years, many centers have been interested in this educational project. One of the most common is the Vilalba children’s school. This time, its students between 3 and 5 years could enjoy different practical activities such as transforming the energy of the sun into electrical energy through a photovoltaic plate, experiment with a hydraulic turbine, wind, etc. Even through the use of constructions, they hierarchized the energy balance of our country prioritizing renewable sources. Although it may seem complicated, their responses to complex problems are many times more sensible than many adults.

On May 18, more than fifty participants in the ERASMUS + program promoted by the Xunta de Galicia toured the facilities of the Experimental Wind Farm of Sotavento.

The program aims to support European and national policies in all fields of formal education through the added value of internationalization and offer greater possibilities for mobility and cooperation, both teachers and students in our country.

Under the motto, A CALL FROM SCHOOLS “FOR THE LESS DESTRUCTION LET’S REDUCE THE CONSUMPTION”, teachers and students from 6 European countries (Italy, Lithuania, Turkey, Romania, Greece and Spain) make exchanges to promote savings and efficiency In schools.

During his visit to Spain, more than fifty participants in the program, led by the Erasmus + team of IES of A Pobra do Caramiñal, a center immersed in the project, participated in the informative activities in Sotavento, knowing first hand the measures Of efficiency and / or savings applied and promoted in the fight for the reflection of a responsible use of the energetic resources in particular and the environmental problems in general.

The Galician Universities emphasize Sotavento and the Facilities of the Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm as an ideal place to complement the training of its students.

Last April 21, students from two of the main Galician universities coincided on the park facilities.
On the one hand, the UDC (University of La Coruña) once again chose to bring its Master’s students in Wind Energy and students of 2nd and 3rd year of Degree in Engineering, who through a technical visit could know firsthand The facilities and operation of a wind farm, an opportunity offered by Sotavento and is probably unique worldwide.
At the same time, more than 15o students of the Faculty of Education of the USC (University of Santiago de Compostela) participated in the educational activities of Sotavento, focusing mainly on the pedagogy and methodology with which all The activities of the Educational Plan.

Both activities are in addition to those already carried out by these centers throughout the academic year 2016-2017, as evevry day more centers of higher studies choose Sotavento as an ideal place for the external training of their students.

On March 30 the Provincial Energy Agency of Cadiz (APEC) hosted the 9th edition of the National Energy Awards EnerAgen 2017.

Endorsed by the Spanish energy management agencies associated with EnerAgen, these awards seek to recognize the best actions to promote and use Renewable Energy and Rational Use of Energy and Energy Efficiency throughout the national territory.

In this 9th edition of the awards, the “Divulgative Educational Plan of Sotavento” has been recognized with an honorable mention in the category of awareness and diffusion of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency.

In addition to Sotavento, they were awarded in the different categories, City councils located in Girona and Castellón as well as the Diputación de Granada among others.

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