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Bego Vendrell

Begoña Vendrell-Simón has a degree in Biology and Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Barcelona. She also has a Master in Advanced Studies in Marine Sciences and an MA in Anthropology and Ethnography. After her graduate studies and doing research in marine ecology and conservation projects, in parallel to Education and Outreach projects especially focused on polar issues at the Institute for Marine Sciences (CSIC), through the project El mar a fons [Deep Sea] she opted to focus her work on awareness and education, where she already was well versed.

She is currently a teacher at the Escola Sant Gregori in Barcelona, where she does secondary school classes. She also is the developer and coordinator of a Forest School project with kindergarten and primary school children, while participating in the pilot project of the Marine Schools Network. Apart from her activity as a teacher, she trains teaching staff and continues to work actively with the Marine Sciences Institute of Barcelona.

Vendrell-Simón seeks to research in the field of what is called “ocean literacy”, as well as exploring the multiple human benefits of regular and ongoing contact with nature.

Update: 7 June 2021

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What is life?

Open conversation with Alicia Kopf and Bego Vendrell