FTHub In-person Immersive Training
FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
The 3-day in-person nature immersions with FTHub trainers are exclusively for students and FTHub Certified Guides and Practitioners, regardless of the year in which they obtained their certification. The 3-day immersions are meetups where you can:
- Practice the knowledge acquired.
- Establish a network of collaboration with other guides.
- Share your knowledge and experiences supporting the growth of the practice.
- Update your theoretical and practical knowledge.
- Connect with FTHub trainers.
All immersions start on Friday at 14:30 (2:30 pm) and end on Sunday at 17:30 (5:30 pm). If you have to arrive a little later or leave a little earlier, we understand. Travel, accommodation, meals or other expenses are not included in the cost.
In its beginnings (ca. 1860), the land on which the El Bosque Urban Park (PUEB) is located today, was part of the Huachocopihue Estate. In 2004, the Lemu Lahuen Ecological Committee (CELL) took charge of the park, which is currently open to the entire community. This group of neighbours and friends of nature set out to “protect and preserve the native flora and fauna, to deliver environmental and social values to the community, through education and recreation.”
A remnant of the Valdivian evergreen forest, its 12-hectare surface is home to a great diversity of flora due to the presence of different ecosystems, with ancient trees that provide habitat for epiphytes, climbers and other groups of plants. In total, 51 native plant species have been recorded so far. In turn, the wetland provides space for the conservation of species adapted to shallow freshwater or seasonal flooding areas. The type of forest corresponds to the oak-laurel-lingue association, a very scarce and altered type at present.
Thanks to the different plant structures and the different microhabitats in the park, you can find a great diversity of animal species, especially birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects. Birds are the easiest group to observe, with 55 species recorded to date.
During the training, we will eat in the Park. It is recommended to bring a snack for half a day and bottles of water.
For dinner, there are numerous restaurants around, or half board can be requested in some of the accommodations.
Please let them know of any allergies, intolerance or special requirements, such as a specific diet or lactose or gluten-free products.
El Bosque Urban Park
∙ Address: Simpson 301, barrio El Bosque, Valdivia
From Valdivia, you can reach the Park by bus:
∙ Bus, lines 20 and 4.
∙ Colectivos, line 110 green.
To get to Valdivia:
∙ By bus: book at www.recorrido.cl (10-hour trip from Santiago).
∙ By plane: daily flights between Santiago airport and Pichoy Valdivia airport, with Jetmart, Lan Chile and Sky Airline. From the airport to Valdivia: taxi or buses (the average cost of the Van is $15,000 pesos).
∙ By car: Valdivia is accessed via the ruta costera (coastal route).