Del Mar Academy is a living laboratory of the Guardians of Nature initiative. The Guardians of Nature visualizes a world in which all children identify themselves as guardians of our natural resources, catalyzing an intergenerational change that helps to solve environmental, social, and economic problems of communities around the planet.
The Guardians of Nature movement seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in Latin America by promoting eco-literacy: developing communication campaigns, systematizing environmental processes and creating free, accessible, and collaborative eco-material. These outputs can be used in curricula by teachers, school boards and Ecological Blue Flag committees starting in Costa Rica and extending throughout Latin America.
The Guardians Movement empowers children and teachers to take action on problems that directly affect them. It invites them to communicate and share their own solutions to promote change, and it gives them a VOICE in the world.
Based in Nosara, Guanacaste, the movement is driven by the DMA Foundation, a living laboratory of good environmental practices with children of 20 different nationalities and ages ranging from 18 months to twelfth grade.
Guardians of Nature Vision:
To make Costa Rica the land of the Guardians of Nature children and teachers through a collective impact approach, and to promote our vision and strategy globally.
Guardians of Nature Mission:
Empower children and teachers to be guardians of natural resources by providing free environmental education tools, fostering experiences, and promoting green school campuses through the collaboration and collective impact of the government, the private sector and civil society.