El martes 29 de Noviembre de 2016, Art of Conservation (AoC) estará participando en #UnDíaParaDar, el día global dedicado a la donación. Nosotros quisiéramos que se nos unieran en esta occasion a lo que en AoC llamamos #GivingToMayanChildrenDay.
Algunos de nuestros graduados nos han dado su opinion sobre su experiencia con AoC:
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
One of my favorite moments of each day is spotting spider monkeys in the canopy. I consider it a gift - a gift to be amongst wild animals and seemingly not disturbing them either. I literally walk down the dirt roads in the jungle setting where I am living with my dogs and when we spot the monkeys we sit down and simply watch the show unfold. Spider monkeys are fascinating to observe.
I also consider it a gift to be invited to the house of spider monkey researchers, Colleen and Filippo, and listen to their stories unfold about amazing moments and discoveries in the jungle with their subjects.Read more
It entailed a full year of concentrated effort from the Art of Conservation Board, our executive director Allison Hanes, and myself to arrive at the decision of setting up our new base of operations in the Caribbean Basin and more specifically in the town of Tulum which is in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. But we did it and we are off to a very positive start. Before I go any further I'd like to take a quick look back at the people we met along the way who inspired and welcomed us. Enjoy the pictures and thanks everyone for your encouragement.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.