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Courses and Workshops

 

If you have interest to get new knowledge and skills about mexican wildlife and nature appreciation, we offer courses and workshops lead by professionals, meet them here!

 

What type of courses and workshops we offer?

 

For all kind of public, topics are always related to nature:

  

 

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Birding 

Objective: Provide knowledge and basic skills for the identification of bird species in the wild.

 

Description: In this class, will learn about the main characteristics of the birds and specially those that are useful to identify them by family and species. Also, will learn how to use the basic equipment (binoculars, field guide and binnacle) and the eBird platform. The skills acquired are useful for recreational purposes, for professional guiding or for systematic bird monitoring. The course can be adapted according to your interests and needs.

 

Age: minimum 15 years.

Requirements: binoculars, field guide, a notebook and a pencil.

 

Maximum group size: 10 people.

 

Duration: 3 days.

Theoretical sessions: 4 modules. Includes printed material.

Practical sessions: during all course with personalized attention.

Instructors:

Ph.D. Rubén Ortega-Álvarez

MSc. Rafael Calderón Parra

 

Objective: Provide the tools to make the most of your digital camera with an emphasis on nature photography.

Description: You will learn about universal principles of photography, so they can be applied any occasion; but the examples, equipment and advice are oriented to nature photography, highlighting its importance as a tool for environmental education and conservation. The course can be adapted according to your interests and needs.

Age: minimum 10 years.

 

Requirements: digital camera and laptop.

 

Maximum group size: 15 people.

 

Duration: 4 days.

 

Theoretical sessions: 7 modules. Includes print material.

 

Practical sessions: during all course with personalized attention.

Instructor:

Biol. Erika Velázquez

Digital Photography

 

Instructors

 
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I was borned in Mexico City, since child I've been interested in nature. When I was 15 years old, my father gave me my first camera, since then, I started to capture my surrounding elements, specially from nature such as flowers, animals and landscapes. I obtained my bachelor's degree of Biology from the Metropolitan University (UAM) and started to fuse my both passions: Science and Photography. In recent times, I've participated with Animalia Magazine, I've two individual expos of my work, lead Nature Photography courses and I've participated with Mosaico Natura México (CONABIO and National Geographic in Spanish collaboration).

Digital Photography

Erika Velázquez

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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. 

Birdwatching

Rubén Ortega-Álvarez

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I recieved my bacherlor's and master's degree in Biology from the Metropolitan University (UAM). I work with issues of urban bird ecology, community-based biological monitoring and birdwatching as tool for enviornmental education. 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 conservation of biodiversity and scientific illustration. 

Birdwatching

Rafael Calderón-Parra