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Outreach & Conservation Overview

While research is the main focus of ECIM, the station also actively reaches out to the community to provide information about marine ecology and to promote conservation, on both local and national scales. Some of the most important outreach activities at ECIM have included free marine ecology courses for local residents; Outdoor presentation for childrenfield trips, lectures and laboratory presentations for school children; support for community-based coastal and marine conservation projects; and coordination of Chile’s participation in International Coastal Cleanup Day. ECIM has a long-standing interest in promoting sustainable use of marine resources and local community participation in coastal and marine conservation.