At Pro Esteros we dedicate much of our efforts to promoting the dissemination of knowledge about the region’s wetlands and the relationship they have with our quality of life.
Our educational activities include:
“Tiburones Dorados de Bahía de los Ángeles” Photography Club
The Photography Club is currently integrated by: Alexander, Esteban, Fernanda, Frida, Gabriela, Gael, Hiroshi, Ivana, Joseph, José Ángel, Sebastián, Yael y Yarley and are led by José “El Güero” Arce, enthusiasts that began their activities in October 2015, during the National Week for Conservation organized by CONANP and continue to work and learn thanks to all who have supported this beautiful initiative of José Arce Smith.
The main objective of this project is to motivate and train children through workshops and field trips, in the correct use of the camera and the appropriate techniques to carry out nature photography.
We generate educational materials with the purpose of supporting environmental teachers and educators, as well as the general public, in order to disseminate knowledge about the wetlands of the region. Here are some examples of these materials:
The Wetland, a place of life
It includes information and activities related to wetlands in general and in particular those of the peninsula of Baja California. It is aimed at Primary school children with the aim of teaching about wetlands in a fun way. This material is available in electronic format.
The Wetland, a vital link
The main objective of this material is that the students know and understand the processes that take place in the wetlands, and thus manage to develop a sense of responsibility towards these ecosystems. There is one folder for the student and one for the teacher of Secondary level.
This material is based on educational material “M.A.R.S.H.” (Marsh Awareness and Resources for Slough Habitats) of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, located in San Diego.
Black Brant International Monitoring Program
It is an educational program developed in collaboration with organizations and agencies in Canada, the United States and Mexico. It is aimed at secondary grade students located inside the Pacific Bird Migration Corridor. Its objective is to generate a commitment of shared responsibility in the conservation of this species and its habitat. It involves schools in British Columbia, Canada; Of Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California, in the United States; And San Quintin, Guerrero Negro, Punta Abreojos and San Ignacio, in Mexico.
The participants make field trips to observe the brant and its habitat; Record information and share it with the rest of the students via the Internet. They also learn more about the brant through games and artistic activities and exchange experiences and materials through a package, known as “Brant Box”, which “migrates” alongside the brant from one country to another. Included in this package are poems, drawings, crafts, photographs or anything related to the brant.
Least Tern Educational Program
This workshop was created with the aim of arousing the interest of children in living beings, the environment of wetlands and particularly the Least Tern. It is recommended for fifth and sixth grade elementary students. It is developed in several sessions, which deal with issues such as: ecosystems, migratory animals and the food chain, mainly focused on the Least Tern. The theoretical lessons are complemented with various activities and with one or two field trips, to visit the nesting area of the Least Tern.
The Gray Whale
Educational material aimed at teachers of secondary school, with the aim of publicizing the characteristics of the gray whale and the important function that some wetlands of the peninsula of Baja California have in their reproduction. This folder includes information about the life, migration and reproduction of this mammal, as well as a series of support activities related to the topics covered.
Multidisciplinary study of the main reproduction areas of the Gray Whale
This educational material is derived from a research project that aims to publicize the processes that are carried out in the coastal lagoons, and to consider the appropriate conditions for the environment and the animals that inhabit it. Particularly of the gray whale.
It includes topics of biology, physics and chemistry and aims to be a support material for secondary school teachers. It has a folder for the student and one for the teacher.