Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, National Institute of Science and Technology of Wetlands (INAU).
Number of staff
30 research team members
Number of visitors per year
Photo: Michèle Sato
Promoting environmental education for the protection of the environment in the complexity society-nature, that is, considering the region and its physiognomy, but with emphasis on the cultural aspects of the region. We work with human rights and social justice, as well as ecological rights and socio-environmental conflicts. Art and communication come together in the educational process that considers environmental philosophy.
Description of the center
We are not an environmental education center, but a federal university with about 20,000 students.
Photo: Michèle Sato
Some of our actions can be verified at
Three main successes
Identification of social groups and their cartographic distribution (for whom we promote environmental education)
Identification of the main socio-environmental conflicts and survival tactics (how people live);
Cooperative educational materials with the communities (non-scientific language for better understanding of the sciences - educommunication and art).
Three main challenges
The developmentalist notion that degrades the environment, promoting social exclusion, slave labor, prejudice, human rights violations.
The inexistence of policies that promote social justice, especially for indigenous people, quilombolas, river dwellers, artisanal fishermen or canoeists, among others.
The fragmented view of environmental complexity, segregating nature and culture, with social and ecological damage.
Areas of Expertise
Creating signage / site information; producing written materials; using audio-visual tools;
Engaging hard-to-reach groups; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers
Education and communication
Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Working with secondary schools; Development resources / materials
Michèle Sato (leader), Avenida Fernando Correa da Costa, sn, 78060-900 Boa Esperança, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
T - 55 65 3615 8431
F - 55 65 3615 8440
E - firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Research Group on Environmental Education, Communication and Art
Federal University of Mato Grosso
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, National Institute of Science and Technology of Wetlands (INAU)
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