On Tuesday, 29 November 2016, Art of Conservation (AoC) is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving, and we would like you to join this special call to action that AoC is calling #GivingToMayanChildrenDay.
A few of our former students have this to share about their Art of Conservation experience.
Our One-Health Creative Learning
Our curriculum offers sessions that combine instructor-led presentations with hands-on activities that allow children to digest the information presented. AoC programs combine science and ecology lessons that explore the basic principles of healthy living while learning about global and local biodiversity and how all life is connected. We also teach basic elements and principles of art designed to give our students new ways to express their ideas. They learn to work with shape, color, value, texture, form, and composition, using a variety of media.
Our courses include four modules:
- Human Health: Staying Healthy with One-Health Habits
- Environmental Health: Exploring our Blue Planet
- Animal Health: Discovering the Animal Kingdom
- One-Health: Connecting and Expressing
The Let’s Recycle Project
The Dental Day Project
The Pets Project
The GPS/GIS Project
The Tulum Ha Water Monitoring Project
The Sustainable Tourism Project
The Graduate Retreat Project
The Tree Planting Project
The Sea Turtle Protection Project
The Discovery Dive Project
Happy 2016 everybody. May it be a beautiful year for you all.
We've received many interesting requests for volunteer opportunities and I've finally had some time to update some of our material. Below is our International Volunteer information and below that is our Volunteer Placements information and form.
If you are interested in volunteering with our partner organization, Conservation Heritage - Turambe, in Rwanda, Africa please go to this link on our website http://www.art-of-conservation.org/cht or contact Valerie Akuredusenge directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always available for further chats as well at email@example.com.
And thank you for your interest!Read more
Following our study of freshwater turtles, we turn to sea turtles. People on Earth have a lot of effort to put forth to protect the seven sea turtles living in our oceans. As you can see by their listed status below, we must act now.
Critically Endangered: Hawksbill and Kemp's Ridley
Endangered: Green and Loggerhead
Vulnerable: Leatherback and Olive Ridley
Data Deficient: Flatback
Artists Pato and Pluma guide the children on drawing and painting proportionally correct sea turtles and a close-up of the head of a turtle.
Pluma helps Yael with his drawing.
Pato watches the children draw and paint the head of a turtle.Read more
ART of CONSERVATION One-Health MEET-AND-GREET
Please join us for an Art of Conservation One-Health Meet-and-Greet
Date: Saturday, 19 July 2014
Time: 16.30 – 18.30
Location: Holistika, Av. Tulum #83, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Parking is available near the entrance of the common area and park. Enter on foot through the white arches, and then take a right. You’ll find us just down a ways on the path.Read more
Art of Conservation (AoC) was founded in 2006 by Julie Ghrist in Rwanda’s Virunga Massif region, where the ideas and cooperation of local communities were incorporated to develop innovative educational programming. After seven successful years, delivering its curriculum, AoC handed over the work to the local team to create its own non-profit – Conservation Heritage -Turambe (CHT). In 2014, recognizing a similar need for conservation education in the Mesoamerican Reef Region, AoC launched its four-module programming in several Mayan communities bordering protected areas including the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and X'cacel-X'cacelito in Tulum, Mexico.