Description: 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.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 that are part of this new vision of development are the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of park facilities, pretending that by the end of July is reaperture ECOZoo with the name of San Jose.
Type of Work: Support for the construction and rehabilitation of an enclosure / cage that will be used to display a specimen mammal, which requires : Retired current mesh that covers the entire enclosure, cutting, welding of the tubes as a basis for closure , preparation of the mixture ( cement, sand and gravel) and placement of the tubes, tensioning and positioning of the new netting , shape and placement of the door closure , cubicle construction safety, construction of the burrow , depending on the setting closure species, environmental enrichment closure, also volunteers of this camp support in rehabilitation and setting for its reopening with new vision of a tourist attraction on the biodiversity of the region with the name of ECOZoo.
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.
Language: In this project the official language is English, however a basic level of Spanish would be helpful. We invite volunteers to get an intensive course if requested for Spanish (international or Mayan indigenous with an extra fee) in La Casa en el Arbol Centro Cultural. Courses can be taken one week before the beginning of the project. For more information visit: www.lacasaenelarbol.org
Requirements: Volunteers interested in participating in this project must: be over 18, 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)
Notes: This fee includes accommodation, food and support from Nataté during the volunteer process. This fee includes transport from the office of Nataté to the project. Does not includes the transport back from the project to San Cristobal de las Casas.
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