We are so grateful to Mark and the entire KEEN team for renewing our KEEN Effect Youth Grant! Together, we will teach local children about nature through hands-on learning experiences, fostering a new generation of environmental stewards.
Kicking off our latest cinema series, guest speaker Juan Antonio Rubio encouraged kids from the village of Arroyo Seco to chase their dreams and never let anyone tell them that something is out of reach.
How did you start your Saturday? Here in Agua Caliente, we were up at sunrise checking tires and adjusting helmets for ten intrepid third through sixth graders who had gathered for their school’s last bike ride of the school year.
This past week, we put up two posters featuring basic English phrases in each of the classrooms at the twelve schools that participate in our Children’s English Program. We’ve been blown away by how quickly the kids have integrated this vocabulary and are excited to see teachers encouraging its use throughout the week.
In January, we hosted our final turtle sanctuary field trip for this school year. Over the last three months, groups from all of our local schools came to the conservation center to learn from biologist Alejandro Peña.
Our latest film series at the Careyes cinema is now underway! In the coming months, students from each of the 12 elementary schools we serve will be invited to an event that highlights the power of originality and shows what it takes to convert a creative vision into reality.
The students in the small fishing village of Chamela are now almost two months in to their first year of English lessons, as we have recently added this community to our service area. There are only 24 students in their elementary school, so all of the 2nd through 6th graders come together in one group for their biweekly English classes.
On September 15, the Careyes Foundation’s Music School hosted a concert titled “México Lindo y Querido” in the town square in the village of Francisco Villa during the community’s Mexican Independence Day celebration.
This month, we added a new village to our service area! By expanding our reach to include Chamela, a small fishing village located 15 minutes north of Careyes, we now offer our full range of programs in 11 communities.
We are excited to welcome two new volunteers to the Foundation team, Laura Savage and Zoe Carlson! Our third volunteer, Katie Alhart, joined us in 2017 and has returned to work with us for a second year.
This summer, artist Peppi Bottrop spent a month in Careyes as the latest Artist in Residence in our Contemporary Art & Community Program. During his residency, Peppi also led a three-day workshop with 33 children from the local villages of Agua Caliente Vieja and La Rosa.
The 2017-2018 sea turtle nesting season was one for the books! Over the past year, our Sea Turtle Protection & Conservation Center (STPCC) protected 2,464 nests and released 175,984 turtle hatchlings into the Pacific Ocean.
Our weekend community bike rides continue to be a great success! By the end of this school year, we organized two rides for each of the eleven schools we serve, with an average of 30 kids and 3 adults participating each time.