National Conservation Week in Mexico Nov. 21-27

329057_10150388346789911_323593404910_8192731_1488735082_o-401x620 National Conservation Week in Mexico Nov. 21-27Mexico’s National Conservation Week will be celebrated across the country during the week of Nov. 21 – 27, and the Schuk-Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is lining up different activities to help mark the event. * More details below*  According to the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), the country’s National Conservation Week invites people of all ages to participate in activities that benefit the environment. One of its central objectives is also to “recognize and spread the value of protected areas, priority regions, and at-risk species, in order to maintain and promote strategies among different sectors of society” (snc.conanp.gob.mx).

It is worth adding, the National Conservation Week coincides with the Schuk-Toak Visitors Center’s own 2nd anniversary, which will be held on Nov. 25.   To celebrate the anniversary the Shuk-Toak Visitors Center has been sponsoring an art contest for local artists, 16 and up, from Puerto Peñasco, Sonoyta, or San Luis Rio Colorado  For more information, contact: hector.pinacate@gmail.com   The entrance to the Visitors Center is located along Peñasco-Sonoyta highway No. 8 at km. 72, about 15 minutes outside of Peñasco as you head north. The well paved access road winds along the side of Sierra Blanca before reaching the building, built atop the Ives lava flow.   www.visitaelpinacate.com

 

National Conservation Week / Calendar of Events @ Visitors Center  Nov. 21 – 27, 2011

No cost for events / los eventos son gratis

The presentations are in Spanish but will gladly translate them, the movies during the day time are in Spanish because they are focused mainly for students from the Peñasco area, how ever the movies during the evening are in English with Spanish subtitles.    Las pláticas serán en español pero con gusto habrá servicio de traducción, las películas durante el día serán en español dado que están enfocados para los jóvenes de Puerto Peñasco, sin embargo las películas que pasarán en la noche serán en inglés con subtítulos.

Monday, LUNES 21:
9:00 am Presentation / Plática:  “La Vida en el Desierto” / Life in the Desert
10:00 am Movie / Película: “El Desierto Viviente” de Disney / “The Living Desert”
3:00 pm Actividty/ Actividad: “Caminata en las Dunas” / Hiking through the dunes
6:00 pm Movie / Película: You will meet a tall dark stranger (Conocerás al hombre de tus sueños, E.U., 2010. Dir. Woody Allen)

Tuesday, MARTES 22:
9: 00 am Presentation / Plática: “El Agua en Nuestro Desierto” / Water in our Desert
10:00 am Documentary / Documental “Agua Dulce” de la serie de la BBC “Planeta Tierra”  / Sweet water from the BBC series “Planet Earth”
6:00 pm Movie / Película: Hereafter (Más allá de la vida, E.U., 2010. Dir. Clint Eastwood)

Wednesday / MIÉRCOLES 23:
9:00 am Activity / Actividad: “Carrera Ciclista infantil” / Children’s bicycle race
11:00 am Entrega de reconocimientos / Award presentation
6:00 pm Movie / Película: The tree of life (El árbol de la vida, E.U., 2011. Dir. Terrence Malick)

Thursday / JUEVES 24:
9:00 am Presentation / Plática: “Turismo Responsable” / Responsible Tourism
10:00 am Activity / Actividad: “Métodos de orientación en campo, uso de brújulas y mapas” / Orientation methods: use of compasses and maps
11:00 am Movie / Película: “Sobrevivencia en el Desierto” / Survival in the Desert
6:00 pm Movie / Película Precious (Precious, E.U., 2009. Dir. Lee Daniels)

Friday / VIERNES 25:
10:00 am Presentation / Platica: “La Importancia de Reciclar” de “Eco Hope”  / The importance of recycling, presented by EcoHope
11:00 am Activity / Actividad: Arte con Material Reciclado / Art with recycled materials
6:00 pm Segundo Aniversario / Second anniversary celebration of Schuk-Toak Visitors Center

Saturday / SÁBADO 26:
11:00 am Movie / Película: “Oasis Marino”, documental sobre el mar de cortés y el desierto sonorense, seguido por actividades educativas con Paloma Valdivia de CEDO.  Documentary about the Sea of Cortez and Sonoran Desert, followed by educational activities with Palama Valdivia from CEDO.
12:00 pm Activity / Actividad: “Escultura Colectiva con Material Reciclado”  / Collective sculpture with recycled material
6:00 pm Movie / Película: Génesis (de los creadores de Micro Cosmos)
8:00 pm Plática sobre las estrellas / Presentation and talk about the stars

Sunday / DOMINGO 27:
9:00 am Presentation / Plática: “Flora en el Desierto”  / Flora in the Desert
10:00 am Activity / Actividad: “Caminata a la Sierra Blanca identificando la flora de la región”  / Walk to the Sierra Blanca while identifying regional flora
3:00 pm Movie / Película: Documental “Los Desiertos” de la serie de la BBC “Planeta Tierra” / Documentary Deserts from the BBC series “Planet Earth”
6:00 pm Movie / Película Black swan (El cisne negro, E.U., 2010. Dir. Darren Aronofsky)

Gracias a Cine Club Primera Toma, a CEDO, a Eco Hope y a todos los que ya confirmaron su participación.  Special thanks to Cine Club Primera Toma, CEDO, Eco Hope and all who have confirmed their participation in this year’s events!

Info:
Tel: (638) 108-0011
Email: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx

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