Our world...the place where mankind has created its civilizations throughout the ages, the place where the future generations will live, is in danger.
We need to put lots of hands-on work in the field to help our world to feel better! We need to create a bigger social consciousness in regards to this matter .That is why Mr. Glenn Blackburn gives you an insight to the kind of work needed and done in the Biological Station in Tecoman, Jalisco, MEXICO as part of the wide range that Projects Abroad offers in conservation programmes.
What are we doing to help our world feeling better?
The world of ceramics is a vast one! In Mexico it has been one of the most important sources of income for the country. The great presence of Mexican ceramics around the world is more present than before. The technics and ways to make ceramic have evolved in such a way that sometimes it is difficul to find workshops using the traditional process and tools.
In Projects Abroad Mexico we are glad to work in partnership with Ceramic 1, one of the biggest, but must importantly, one of the most traditional workshops in Tlaquepaque (cradle of Mexican handcrafting). Volunteers learn how to prepare ceramics in the traditional way and at the same time they can develop their artistic skills.
May comes back once again bringing sunshine and heat! The hottest month of the year! If you are in town already or if you are arriving soon, here you have some suggestions you can put into practice whilst here. Volunteers from Projects Abroad have been enjoying of this new activities and we have gathered these top three just for you!
1. Guadalajara- Festival Cultural de Mayo (May Cultural Fest). This festival takes place all around the city from the 14th of May till the 6th of June. In this festival you will find concerts, exhibitions, contests, fairs, movies, etc! The programmes are available in every tourist information point that you will find throughout the city, most of the activities are free of charge!
2. Paseo Chapultepec- As part of the variety of activities arranged by the Government of Guadalajara, there is an interesting cultural space where you can find handcrafts, live bands, artists of all kinds, snacks and a great atmosphere. This takes place in Chapultepec Avenue, every Saturday from 7 pm onwards!
3. Via Recreactiva- Every Sunday morning you can enjoy of a very long ride in your bycicle through the main avenues of the city. This streets remain closed to cars. Entire families enjoy of this new space where you can find people in bycicles, long boards, monocycles! Every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm!