Field trips & Conservation Camping
Today's conservation efforts are only a success if we also educate the conservationists of tomorrow. This is the mission of our ecology education programs, which engage local experts and resources to encourage the next generation of environmental stewards.
Twice a month, we bring students from one of the eleven elementary schools that we serve to the Estación de Biología Chamela, a research outpost of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). There, students participate in an interactive lecture on identification and conservation of local wildlife and view the station's collection of preserved specimens.
To engage local youth in the day-to-day work of species conservation, elementary through high school students are invited for overnight camping events on Playa Teopa. After a presentation by biologist and camp director, Alejandro Peña, the kids get their hands dirty cleaning out nests, patrolling the beaches, and releasing hatchlings into the ocean.