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GoEco - Education Development in Guatemala, San Andres, Guatemala

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Address: Mayan Biosphere Reserve
San Andres, Guatemala  
Guatemala
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 15
Number of People Being Served: 100
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Mission Statement


The goal of the reserve is to convert it into an outdoor educational center as well as to preserve its integrity as an ecological reserve. Educational programs are also run with local schools and community centers.

Description


Volunteers are welcome to join this facinating project to assist local staff with the preservation of a beautiful nature reserve and educational activities for the Mayan people in the region.This project focuses mainly on a 150 acre reserve in the town of San Andres. The goal of the reserve is to convert it into an outdoor educational center as well as to preserve its integrity as an ecological reserve. The park encompasses 3 km of trails, a botanical garden, tree nursery, an organic farm, an agro-forestry demonstration area, reforestation areas, small animal projects, an arts and crafts center, a museum and educational center, volunteer housing, and a basketball court. The park is fenced in and designated an ecological reserve. A full time caretaker oversees and maintains the perimeter of the park, including the maintenance of the trails and the protection of the Mayan ruins that are located in the park. Educational programs are also run with local schools and community centers. As a volunteer in this project, you will assist in varied activities connected with the nature reserve and relevant local educational programs. You will live with a local family and have the opportunity to learn Spanish, experience the Mayan culture and meet new friends from around the world.

Volunteers are welcome to join this facinating project to assist local staff with the preservation of a beautiful nature reserve and educational activities for the Mayan people in the region.This project focuses mainly on a 150 acre reserve in the town of San Andres. The goal of the reserve is to convert it into an outdoor educational center as well as to preserve its integrity as an ecological reserve. The park encompasses 3 km of trails, a botanical garden, tree nursery, an organic farm, an agro-forestry demonstration area, reforestation areas, small animal projects, an arts and crafts center, a museum and educational center, volunteer housing, and a basketball court. The park is fenced in and designated an ecological reserve. A full time caretaker oversees and maintains the perimeter of the park, including the maintenance of the trails and the protection of the Mayan ruins that are located in the park. Educational programs are also run with local schools and community centers. As a volunteer in this project, you will assist in varied activities connected with the nature reserve and relevant local educational programs. You will live with a local family and have the opportunity to learn Spanish, experience the Mayan culture and meet new friends from around the world.

Mission Statement: The goal of the reserve is to convert it into an outdoor educational center as well as to preserve its integrity as an ecological reserve. Educational programs are also run with local schools and community centers.

Local Affiliation



Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No