FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
- FTHub Guides and Practitioners in training or already certified, regardless of the year of certification.
- Those applying for a Pack.
- FTHub Certified Nature Connection Facilitation Specialist, currently in training or already certified, with an additional enrolment in one mini-course.
- Those that have already enrolled in 3 mini-courses.
All immersions start on Friday at 10:00 (10 am) and end on Sunday at 13:00 (1 pm) (unless otherwise specified). If you have to arrive a little later or leave a little earlier, we understand, just let us know. 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.
The immersion starts on Friday at 14:30 (2:30 pm) and ends on Sunday at 17:30 (5:30 pm).
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).