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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Proyecto Mucarito

Annual Fund

Bird Counts

Interpretation Trainings

Photography Workshops

CAMP MUCARITO
On October 1, 2014, we started Proyecto Mucarito (PM), an environmental program of the
Puerto Rican Association of Interpretation and Education, Inc. (APIE) as part of our corporate
social responsibility.  

Through
Proyecto Mucarito we will be training teachers of both the public and private education
systems in order for them to learn about the birds in their schools and neighborhood.  We
already published the first of a series of posters for their classroom.  

We also signed a collaborative agreement with Para La Naturaleza, an unit from the Puerto Rico
Conservation Trust.  Once a year,
Proyecto Mucarito will also be available for a shorter training
at their facilities.  As part of this agreement, we will be in charge on the
monthly bird count at
Medio Mundo, Daguao, and Los Machos Wetland.  This also applies for the
Christmas Bird
Count.

Starting this Summer (2018), CAMP Mucarito will be available for anyone over 12 years old who
want to learn about birds, how to identify them through hearing.  We will using a
workbook that
is part of our new book
The ABC of the Birds of the Archipelago of Puerto Rico:  A practical
guide for bird identification
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An
Annual Fund has been established.  For each birding trip, $1 per person will be donated to
this fund that will be granted after evaluating proposals from students of the region (Ceiba,
Naguabo, Fajardo, Luquillo, Río Grande, Vieques and Culebra) for research on the Puerto Rican
Yellow-shouldered Blackbird.   

Interpretation trainings and photography workshops will be available in the area; residents of
the above mentioned towns will receive a discount.  

Starting September, 2018, the
Internship Program will be available for tourism students.
2018 Puerto Rico Endemic Bird Festival - Planet Earth Day @ El Portalito Hub
Due to the number of people visiting El Yunque National Forest during the Holy Week/Weekend (Wednesday through Sunday, including Good Friday and Easter) and the month of July, we DO NOT OFFER
tours to El Yunque other than the Night Hike and/or Ancestral Areyto.  Access to the Forest is limited and we cannot guarantee the quality during those days.
When you book directly with us, 100% of your money is spent locally, not abroad.
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EDUCATIONAL
OUTREACH PROGRAM
As part of AdvenTours PUERTO RICO
corporate social responsibility in 2002
we founded
APIE, the Puerto Rican
Association of Interpretation and
Education, Inc
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APIE is a non-profit organization that
offers training and continuing education
for tour guides, plus a series of activities
for the general public, focusing on
children, students, and educators
(
Proyecto Mucarito).

In 2014 we created an
Annual Fund to
promote scientific research on birds, $1
of every tour we offer is added to this
fund.
In September, 2014, AdvenTours PUERTO RICO signed a five years contract with the
Government which allows us to offer birding trips at the old Naval Station at Roosevelt Roads
in Ceiba.  An educational component was included as part of our proposal.  An annual fund
was established

To
learn more about our educational program, please follow the link.  For information, visit the
provided links on the menu bar.Visit this link to learn more on
our Educational Outreach Program, plus tours offered in Río Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo, Ceiba
(Roosevelt Roads), Naguabo, Vieques, and Culebra.
To my beloved Mother, my inspiration
during all my life, my Guide, and friend.
1928 - 2011
Special thanks to those who believed in us!!!
...including my beloved Mother Hilda Nieves,

...and especially GOD!
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM
PUERTO RICAN ASSOCIATION OF INTERPRETATION & EDUCATION, INC. (APIE)
PROYECTO MUCARITO
Bird related activities

  • January - Vieques Christmas Bird Count, since 2005.
  • May - Endemic Bird of Puerto Rico Festival at the Maricao State Forest,
    since 2002.
  • May - Celebrate Urban Birds at Mayagüez Historical District, since 2007.
  • June - National Trails Day, since 2003.
  • December - Maricao/Sabana Grande and Mayagüez Christmas Bird
    Count, since 2002, and Vieques since 2005.
Tour Guides - Workshops / Continuing Education

  • Interpretation Workshops, since 2003.
  • International Tourist Guide Day (February), since 2004.
  • National Congress of Tour Guides of Puerto Rico, 2006, 2007, 2011,
    2013, 2015, 2017.
Tour Guides - Certifications

  • Heritage Interpretation Techniques for Outdoor Adventure Kayak Guide,
    2008.
  • Occupational Standards - Outdoor Nature Guide and Outdoor Kayak
    Adventure Guide, 2007.
  • Birding Techniques, 2010.
  • Environmental Interpreter, 2012.
Tourism Educators - Workshops/Continuing Education

  • Tourism Educators Workshops, since 2004.
  • Culinary Tourism Workshops, since 2005.
  • Sustainable Tourism Best Practices Manual, 2006 (Spanish).
  • Outdoor Recreation Manual (2007, Spanish).
  • Heritage Interpretation Techniques for Outdoor Adventure Kayak Guide
    Certification Manual (2008, Spanish).
  • Environmental Interpreter Certification Manual (2012, Spanish)
  • Environmental Interpretation and Community Tourism Certification
    Workbook - Reserva Natural Humedal Punta Tuna - Natural Resources
    and Environmental Department (2013, Spanish).
ADVENTOURS has been heavily involved in building professional
associations (tour guides and tour operators), a policy that has led to
the future implementation of guidelines for tour guides and tour
operators through the
Best Practices Committee of the Puerto Rican
Association of Interpretation and Education, Inc. (
APIE).  In October,
2007, Occupational Standards for Outdoor Nature Guides and
Outdoor Adventure Kayak Guides where developed for the first time.
As part of our corporate social responsibility we founded the Puerto Rican
Association of Interpretation and Education, Inc. (Asociación Puertorriqueña de
Interpretación y Educación, Inc. APIE).  APIE is a non-profit organization that not
only offer training and continuing education for tour guides, but also offers a
series of activities for the general public, focusing on children, students, and
educators (
Proyecto Mucarito).

In 2014 we created an
Annual Fund of which $1 of every tour is added to this
fund.  
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