Educative Park San José « Abrania »
Description: Parque Educativo San Jose (San José Educational Park of the Ministry of Environment and Natural History), is a Center for Environmental Education and training culture that encourages a participatory society towards the conservation of natural resources in high- Tseltal Tsotsil region of Chiapas.Located 8 km from the city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, on the campus of San Jose Rosal municipality of Zinacantan. The San José Educational Park is an area of 16 hectares of pine-oak forest little disturbed and ecologically important in terms of conservation of flora and fauna. Within this park is the Environmental Management Unit (UMA) and the Biological Station, therefore, among the projects are the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of park facilities.
Type of Work: Between Educational Park San José and Natate Voluntariado International A.C. seek the improvement of this space for which the volunteers will be involved in Planning, Design and Implementation of the interpretive trail "Abronia". Which will consist of a route of approximately 1 km. Through the wooded area of the zoo where the visitor will have the opportunity to know and admire the natural resources of the region, this trail will have information, illustrations and established stops made by volunteers.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at the project facilities in a shared mixed room, and must bring their own sleeping bag and blankets. They have access to services such as hot water, bathrooms and kitchen, NO WIFI. The food will be prepared by all the volunteers, the camps include three meals a day in standard quantities (300 grams per serving), additional quantities of this should be covered by the volunteer. Any special dietary requirements should be informed before the start of camp.
Language: English, but a basic level of Spanish would be perfect. Volunteers who require to register for an intensive breeding program Spanish or some other international or indigenous Mayan language (before or after your project) in school La casa en el árbol Cultural Center is invited. For more information: www.lacasaenelarbol.org
Requirements: Must have an open mind and flexibility to work in an environment in full contact with nature ; be ready to do physical work.
Approximate Location: The park belongs to the municipality of Zinacantan. It is 8 km from the city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas (approximately 15 minutes with public transport). San Cristobal is a charming little town that has maintained its colonial architecture and its Mexican flavor, welcoming a mixture of indigenous, national and international cultures. For more information: www.vivesancristobal.com/www.visitmexico.com/en/san-cristobal-de-las-casas.
Notes: Nataté does not receive any funding from other institutions, requires that each volunteer pays a participation fee of 3,200 MXN, Once the volunteer participation is confirmed in the project, the volunteer will have to deposit $1,000 pesos MXN, this deposit will be the volunteer’s confirmation and the full amount has to be covered in the office of Nataté at the beginning of the project.
It is hot season and rain, it is important to bring repellent and clothing that covers most of your body, proper gear and remember an appropriate behavior in front of the children in a community, the place of accommodation is not comfortable, the space is shared and has no beds.