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In this section you will know us better. You can read about our Identity, know better each one of our Members, see online some of our participations in Exhibitions and Events, and you can meet some of our Friends.

IDENTITY

 

Science - Art - Culture

 

IHUITL (pronuntiation: EE-weetl) it's a word of náhuatl origin that means "feather". In the beliefs of several ancient civilizations of México, the birds plumage had a great value. We chose this name as a symbol of the great value of our biological, artistic and cultural diversity.

We are a small group conformed by family and friends, with different careers and professions. Our goal is offer you products and services that combine Science, Art and Culture, in order to contribute the conservation of the biological, artistic and cultural diversity of Mexico. 

We want to have a positive impact in your life and in the world! 

 

We do scientific research and science communication; we promote appreciation and contact with nature; we elaborate and support the production of art with natural, biodegradable, recycled, recyclable or long-lasting materials; and, we promote sustainable activities and practices.

 
 

Members

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I represent the friendly and helpful face of IHUITL because I deal directly with you. As a owner of PRINTAMAX I am dedicated to provide several services such as recharging and remanufacturing ink and toner cartridges. In PRINTAMAX, we promote actions for the improvement of the environment through responsible use of materials and recycling. I am a member of IHUITL, but an ally as PRINTAMAX too, providing physical space to be dealing with you in person as well as being a partner in the sale of equipment that we offer here (books and binoculars).

Administrator | Proyects Supervisor | Creative

Mara Parra

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I received a bachelor's degree in Biology from the Faculty of Science and obtained his Master's degree in Biological Sciences from the Center for Ecosystem Research (CIEco), both institutions belong to the National University of México (UNAM). I work primarily with issues of urban bird ecology, restoration ecology, ecology of anthropogenic systems and community-based biological monitoring. I participate in faunal studies, production chains and indicator species. I also coordinates bird monitoring projects, promotes citizen science programs and developes activities of environmental awareness and conservation of biodiversity. I have interest in linking scientific research with decision making in environmental improvement, as well as promote community development through the study of birds and birdwatching.

 

e-mail: rubenortega.al@gmail.com

Bird Guide | Photography | Instructor | Creative

Rubén Ortega-Álvarez

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I was born in Mexico City, as social service for obtain my bacherlor's degree in Biology, I analized the use of birds for environmental education in Mexico City, and, as a master's thesis, I studied bird ecology in a locality of Xochimilco (Mexico City) and its application for enviornmental education, both were for the Metropolitan University (UAM). I also received a technical degree in artistic and commercial illustration from the Professional School of Drawing Campus Huipulco and have taken courses related to nature illustration. I have participated in various projects related to Mexican birds and environmental education. I have collaborated with Héctor for over 4 years in several states of Mexico. I have interest in application of scientific knowledge for the development of projects related to environmental education and art. 

Illustration | Bird Guide | Instructor | Creative 

Rafael Calderón-Parra

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I was borned in Mexico City,  and obtained my Bachelor's degree in restaurant managment from the Centro de Estudios Superiores de San Angel (CESSA). I've wide experience in different areas of service to have worked at the W Hotel, Mexico City (the 1st. in Latin America) and Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida) as an international cultural representative. It is especially in the organization of events where lies my greatest interest and expertise, to have worked in Gradúate Xtremo (by Mundo Joven) as Operations Manager groups and in the National Chamber of Radio and Television (CIRT) as coordinator of public relations where have organized national high-level and world-class events.

I¿m a designer and founder of "Ka" branch, my passion for leather accessories inspired me to create my own designs. I studied with the best leather mexican artisians to learn this occupation and combine it with contemporary design to achive the perfect balance between simplicity and elegance.

Public Relations | Event Planning | Logistics | Creative

Samantha Calderón

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I obtained my bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pedregal (UP). I have worked in: Unilever, Mapfre and Novartis, in the recruitment and selection area where I had as a goal the attraction of talent, diversity and inclusion. I took a course in features of identity (polygraph, graphology and psychology of the face) and, currently, I am studying a master's degree in human resources. I am an important part in the internal machinery of IHUITL.

Consumer Psychology | Creative

Sabrina Centeno

 

Exhibitions

From the Sky to the Paper | Scientific Illustration of Birds

 

It is an itinerant exhibition, promoted by Cecilia Ezeta, chief of the Science Gallery area, a space dedicated to scientific communication that own by CIDEX (Information and Documentation Center of Xochimilco) at the Metropolitan University - Campus Xochimilco (UAM-X).

 

Review:

 

Scientific Illustration plays a fundamental role in scientific communicaiton, because provides graphic support to communicate complex ideas, processes or components of nature; so, makes it easier to understand, in other words, it seeks to express something more clearly than words can achieve.

In the case of field guides, the illustrations are a key component, since they are entirely dependent on them to reach the objective efficiently. This type of illustration is not an easy task, it requires to invest a lot of time doing observation in the field, research and working hours to achieve the objectives.

Birds, on the other hand, are one of the living beings that have been illustrated most frequently for field guides, due to the pleasure that many people have found to watch them in the wild.
 

This exhibition invites us to observe and take the birds, from the sky to the paper.
 

Biologist Rafael Calderón.

Some of the places where this exhibition has been mounted: Metropolitan University Campus Xochimilco, Ecological Park of Xochimilco (PEX) and the Elementary School Montessi. Educational or cultural institutions can request this exhibition to Sience Gallery as part of the University Extension program.

From the Sky to the Paper | Scientific Illustration of Birds

 

It is an itinerant exhibition, promoted by Cecilia Ezeta, chief of the Science Gallery area, a space dedicated to scientific communication that own by CIDEX (Information and Documentation Center of Xochimilco) at the Metropolitan University - Campus Xochimilco (UAM-X).

 

Review:

 

Scientific Illustration plays a fundamental role in scientific communicaiton, because provides graphic support to communicate complex ideas, processes or components of nature; so, makes it easier to understand, in other words, it seeks to express something more clearly than words can achieve.

In the case of field guides, the illustrations are a key component, since they are entirely dependent on them to reach the objective efficiently. This type of illustration is not an easy task, it requires to invest a lot of time doing observation in the field, research and working hours to achieve the objectives.

Birds, on the other hand, are one of the living beings that have been illustrated most frequently for field guides, due to the pleasure that many people have found to watch them in the wild.
 

This exhibition invites us to observe and take the birds, from the sky to the paper.
 

Biologist Rafael Calderón.

Some of the places where this exhibition has been mounted: Metropolitan University Campus Xochimilco, Ecological Park of Xochimilco (PEX) and the Elementary School Montessi. Educational or cultural institutions can request this exhibition to Sience Gallery as part of the University Extension program.

Mexican Fauna | Contest-Exhibition

 

|| June 4th to August 20th, 2011 ||

 

Organized by the art school ArteMario and "Los Coyotes" Zoo.

 

The voting was open to all public that came to watch the exhibition mounted in "Los Coyotes" Zoo offor two and a half months.

We participated with the art work called "Coyote (Canis latrans)".

It was the winner of second place with 282 votes.

Life on the Asphalt: The Colors of your City | Photographic exhibition

Photographic exhibition by the initiative of Claudia Díaz Sánchez and Rubén Ortega Álvarez. 15 Mexican photographers participated with 40 images of flora and fauna that inhabit the Federal District. It was exhibited in different subway stations in Mexico City during 2012 and 2013. It was mounted in May 2013 at the Faculty of Sciences of the National University of Mexico. It was sponsored by the National Commission of Biodiversity (CONABIO). Currently the exhibition is available in digital format and can be requested using the CONABIO website.

Review

How many birds have you seen in your city? Have you noticed the variety of flowers that grow inside urban parks? Do you know the green areas that surround the great urban center in which you live? It is true that the Federal District, together with the State of Mexico and Hidalgo, are home to the largest conurbation in the country and the third largest in the world. However, just over half of the surface of the Federal District is made up of natural ecosystems that host a wide variety of flora and fauna species. These natural ecosystems, represented mainly by lakes, scrublands, bunchgrasses and forests, are found tmainly at south of the state.
 

Although most of the time we forget that the natural ecosystems that surround the city, provide multiple benefits to the urban population. For example, forests are important as climate regulators, purify the air and capture water. Plants and animals play a fundamental role in our daily lives as religious, mythical, aesthetic, nutritional and recreational elements. In spite of this, the excessive growth of the urban sprawl has caused the reduction of the natural ecosystems in the Federal District, reducing its surface area and risking all the benefits that we obtain from them.
 

This photographic exhibition is an invitation to open your eyes and observe. Look around and start to know, appreciate and care for the different species of insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, plants and fungi that, like you, live in the Federal District.

Rubén Ortega Álvarez and Claudia Díaz Sánchez

online Exhibition

Residents of the Surroundings | Photographic exhibition

 

This exhibition is about the fauna and flora of the Valley of Mexico; consists of 40 pictures of animals, plants and landscapes taken by several photographers. It was exhibited at "San Juan de Aragón", "Chapultepec" and "Los Coyotes" Zoos, all of them located in Mexico City.

Review

At present, the deterioration of ecosystems occurs due to the excessive growth of the human population and our irresponsible consumption. Every day we carry out activities, make decisions and plan new actions without consider the ecosystems are the support to our life: they store water, capture pollution, produce oxygen, prevent pests and diseases, provide us with materials, food, medicines and spaces for recreational and cultural activities. They also inspire us for with their beauty and majesty.

Our habits of consumption and wast, contribute substantially to the deterioration of ecosystems and consequently to the extinction of species. We destroy ecosystems by transforming them into agricultural fields, pastures for livestock, dams, roads and cities, overexploiting, introducing exotic species with impact on native species, contaminating and overheating the entire planet.

The wonderful basin of Mexico with its complex landscape of mountains, ravines, rivers and lakes, has been the place chosen as home by diverse cultures from ancestral times. It is currently one of the most extensive and populated metropolitan areas in the world. We have lost several species of flora and fauna, but despite the impressive transformation of the landscape by the extensive urban sprawl we still have the opportunity to appreciate and improve the home the fascinating residents of the surroundings.

Participation of Rubén Ortega-Álvarez.

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Events

Friends

Friends