You Are Invited to AoC's One-Health Meet-&-Greet in Tulum


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.

 About Art of Conservation:

Our mission is to inspire children and their families to conserve biodiversity through creative learning and one-health awareness. We design all of our activities to encourage children, families, young adults, collaborating scientists, artists, and educators to explore the many connections between human, animal, and environmental health, and to understand how their actions have a ripple effect in each ecosystem. 


Meet and Greet Event:

As you may know, we have just moved our base of operations from Rwanda to Tulum. The move is a big change, to be sure. But we have our reasons, and we’d like to share them with you. We are also very interested in what you think of our ideas for the future. 

We have three brief presentations planned, one each by Julie, Lucy, and Ilze. Each will be a show and tell, of sorts, about our mission, history, and future one-health programs. We will continue with refreshments and plenty of time for conversation.

This is an informal gathering, a chance for like-minded people to get together to talk about their work, and plant the seeds for new partnerships. In our experience, one-health conservation works best when it is truly collaborative, cross disciplinary, and multi-dimensional.



Julie - Welcome. History of AoC

Julie Ghrist, Founder and Board President, AoC

AoC Program Director 


Lucy - One-health conservation examples: Terrestrial

Dr. Lucy H. Spelman, Vice President, AoC

Zoo and wild animal veterinarian (DVM), author, educator

One-Health Program Coordinator, AoC


Ilze - One-health conservation examples: Aquatic

Dr. Ilze Berzins, Consulting Scientist, AoC

Aquatic animal veterinarian (DVM) at One World, One Water, One Health, LLC

PhD in Ecology, Master’s in Public Health


Catering kindly provided by: Ginger Tulum

Thank you Holistika for this lovely opportunity to gather friends and colleagues and special thanks to Denisse Iglesias and Monica King



Please feel free to contact

Julie at or text at (984)166.89.97

We look forward to seeing you on the 19th of July!


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