Alicia hoffmann He studied medicine, but devoted himself to botanical research at the University of Chile. After retiring, he led science workshops in vulnerable schools. Since then, he has written books for children, in the Science Dissemination Program of the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity: Birds of Chile, 2000; Plants we eat, 2003; Ecology, know everyone's house, 2008; Darwin in South America, a great naturalist is born, 2009; The larch, a thousand-year-old giant de Amanuta, A. Hoffmann and Raquel Echenique, 2011, Colibrí Award; Water Ecology, 2014. His idea is that by getting children interested in knowing and protecting nature, they can change their behavior. They transmit what they have learned to adults, thus contributing to a cultural change in society.