Those who are involved in FICMEC’s organization believe that when talking about ecosystems there is no place for rejections or delays, we need to sharpen our senses if we want to protect nature and build a strong balance between development and sustainability. That is why FICMEC’s environmental educational program is presented as an ambitious example related to environmental awareness and current engagement with our Planet’s necessities. We receive every year children and teenagers from across the island and we invite them to reflect, in order to give them the opportunity to learn and improve their relation with environment through the participation in projects related to these issues. This year, documentaries’ directors are going to be with them, they will participate in workshops and exercises as well. We want to foment deep effect action and movement, awareness about nature and we also want to demonstrate that a “big” change is the result of many “little” changes.

Alumnado de Primaria

Sesión de cortometrajes medioambientales


Do you know how to survive in the Arctic? Well, you won’t learn it thanks to Sval&Bard,but you’ll really enjoy their stupid misadventures.

Talleres sobre Energía

In accordance with workshops’ main objective, we would like to favour a first contact between participants and green/renewable energies.


The different activities present a common basic characteristic; they are ludic educative workshops that allow participants to reflect on the use of natural resources that we find in our environment and how we transform them into energy.


For that reason, on the one hand, we try to give children the knowledge about their own environment and to teach them how to identify the traditional uses of natural resources. On the other hand, we also try to show that learning process work better with ludic elements. In addition, it is easier to understand these systems with demonstrative purpose activities providing new, alternative and reasonable ways of use.


We will start working with some basic questions:

  • What is energy?
  • How is energy produced?
  • For what can we apply energy?


Workshops on WIND ENERGY:

  • We will build wind vanes and mills with recycled material (plastic bottles, as well as little wind turbines and vanes that could help participants to understand this type of energy and to assimilate the principal working mechanisms of these devices.
  • Demonstrative purpose activities: use of wind turbines and electric power production


Workshops on SOLAR ENERGY:

  • Solar cooking manufacturing (heat energy). We will propose the use of simple materials to build two types of cooking.
  • Demonstrative purpose activities: direct display of electric power production through little devices and photovoltaic plates (toys, solar radio).


The final exhibition with all manufactured devices will take place on Saturday, then we will have the opportunity to observe how they work.

Alumnado de Secundaria

Proyección: EL VIAJE DE UNAI

Fotograma del documental 'El viaje de Unai'

Unai is a ten year old boy who travels with his family in an extraordinary adventure around the world. His father, a nature photographer, has the mission of finding 7 emblematic animals to photograph them and show the delicate situation in which they are. For more than a year, Unai follows him sharing vital experiences with his sister and his mother which convey an unconditional love for nature.


– Director y Fotografía: Andoni Canela
– Guión: Julio Mazarico, Meritxell Margarit y Unai Canela
– Montaje: Roger Lleixà
– Música: Albert Guinovart
– Intérpretes: Meritxell Margarit, Unai y Amaia Canela


Andoni Canela
Photographer specialized in environmental journalism. Degree in Information Science (UAB, Barcelona). Diploma in Photography at the London College of Printing (London, UK). Godó Prize of Photojournalism. He has published a dozen books on wildlife and nature.

Naturalia en Garachico

FICMEC brings to the village the Nature and Man Museum

– Exhibition of specimens from the collections of the Tenerife’s Natural Sciences Museum in which some curiosities of their biology will be explained, as well as the main related features of conservation and museum studies.

– Workshop on practical activities and research methodology used in the Museum (loupe observation of small marine organisms, canarian plantes classification by herbarium, analysis of birds pellets, organogenic sands, etc).

Charlas divulgativas sobre Naturaleza canaria

The canarian is one of the most varied and distinctive ecosystem as regards to animal species. The marine and land environment are inhabited by unique plants and animals in the world. The students will know in depth the peculiarities of the canarian ecosystem checking how important and delicate it is. The great variety of species that inhabit the islands and some of which have been introduced will be the protagonists of interesting lectures by scientists of the Nature and Man Museum.

– Marine biology
– Birds
– Introduced species
– Paleontology

El territorio de los Guanches

At the present, Tenerife’s archaeological museum offers an important collection of mummies and mummified remains
(more than a hundred among full mummies and other remains, perfectly classified and studied). Part of this collection is now exposed for visitors at Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife within a special section, that is protected with strong security measures against aggressions or accidents and environmental


Students participating in this activity will have the opportunity to discover the history through these archaeological remains preserved by the museum. A chance to travel to the past and remember our Canarian ancestors, first inhabitants of the Canary Islands that succumbed to conquest and reflect archipelago’s real history.