Name: José Luis Morales Carmona
Mailing Address: Río Colorado #836, Col. Revolución, Tijuana, Baja California 22400
Phone: (6) 686-3687
Fax: (6) 668-6367
Ecological Education and Culture -ECO-SOL, Educación y Cultura Ecológica- is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion, awareness, and direction of environmental education. Its actions are designed in accordance with the ecological, social, economic, and cultural characteristics of different sectors of the population. ECO-SOL's strategy is directed to small groups that serve as multipliers and promoters of change in their communities, workplace, families, and governments.
Ecology/ Biodiversity: Ecosystems, Endangered Species
Trees, Plants and Lands: Forestry, Forest Fires, Gardening, Landscaping, Urban Forestry, Xeriscaping, Permaculture, Forest insects, pests & disease
Nature Awareness: Parks/Trails, Nature Center, Tourism, Wilderness, Recreation & Outdoor Skills
Water: Marine & Aquatic Resources
Wildlife: Endangered/Threatened Species, Ecology, Habitat, Hunting/Fishing/Trapping, Management
ECO-SOL provides formal and informal environmental education programs. In the public school system (primary and secondary), they offer curricula for classes in environmental awareness, conferences and talks about watersheds, wetlands, soil restoration, and others. In collaboration with the University, ECO-SOL offers conferences on careers in chemistry, tourism, ecological administration, environment, ecological culture, and communication. They coordinate training and enrichment activities for technical support staff in environmental areas, as well as staff in other areas that are related in some way to the environment. They also provide classes and workshops for the general public, teachers, and young people on a variety of environmental issues. Current offerings include: Domestic Ecology, Urban Art, Teaching Methods in Environmental Education, and Environmental Awareness. Summer classes for children between the ages of 5 and 12, and teenagers between the ages of 13 and 15, are also available. They are currently organizing a Sol XXI Scouts troop for the purpose of raising ecological awareness. They also collaborate with various environmental education organizations. ECO-SOL is a member of the Mexican Network of Environmental Educators (REDAMEX) and the Latin American Network of Environmental Educators (REAL). A current project is developing an Ecological Center for Sustainable Development, the ""Casa del Sol,"" in Tijuana. This facility will offer an auditorium, information center, library, classrooms for workshops, and an exhibit hall. This project is designed to be handicapped accessible.
Special Services: courses and workshops, volunteer opportunities, nursery for the sale and production of ornamental plants and trees, Ecological Center for Sustainable Development
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