Ecological Centre “LOS CUARTOS”
The foundation Miguel Ángel Barberena Vega, A. C. came into being the 23 November 1990 with the creation of the ecological centre “Los Cuartos”. It is the first centre of education and environmental culture in the state of Aguascalientes. For over 25 years now, they have contributed effectively to the formation of an authentic awareness of environmental issues in society and they have moreover been tireless promoters of education about peace and human rights. Our main goal is to develop programs of environmental education and values, that generate the grounds to achieve a real change of attitudes towards our natural and social surroundings by performing activities on a daily basis.
The program is flexible in the sense that it gives
opportunities to develop and learn about different areas related to environmental education. The various tasks include:
- Take charge of projects of separation of waste, compost and the orchards
- There will also be possibilities to work with groups and educate kids about environmental issues
- Assist conferences
- Help with the promotion of the centre
OBJECTIVES: Promote water culture, forest culture and responsible consumption with their activities, plans and programs aimed at the public Promote different eco-techniques and methods which allow a better and more sustainable use of natural resources Be a place for volunteers from Mexico and all over the world where they can contribute the best of themselves for the consolidation of a more peaceful society, sensitive to the problems of our environment
The ecological centre was constructed in a beautiful Hacienda of the 16th century and has been renovated. It has shared rooms for the volunteers. FOOD: The food will be provided in the project.
Highway to Valladolid s/n, km 2.5 Jesús María, Aguascalientes, México.
Speak Spanish (of everyday life), have knowledge about environmental problems.
Have experience with working with children, knowledge about recreational activities, be flexible with the working hours, active and
willing to work/work in teams. Ready to live together with local people and potentially with people from other cultures. Be between 21 and 35 years old, be organized, enthusiastic, responsible and committed.
Minimum duration 3 month.
LANGUAGE: Spanish (40 % or more)
Three months (6,300) Six months (9,500) mexican pesos.