Around the city of Valdivia, the presence of wetlands is particularly dense. A wetland is an ecosystem that is sometimes divided at the surface, but which constitutes a networked ecological continuum. Thus, to alter a part of the wetland is to modify the whole ecosystem. Promoting the convergence of different instances, like Universidad Austral's Rio Cruces Wetlands Center ( and the Valdivia Wetlands Network (, the Austral Garden program proposes an aerial route over the geography and natural environment where Universidad Austral de Chile is located.