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
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
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.
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
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.
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|As part of AdvenTours PUERTO RICO
corporate social responsibility in 2002
we founded APIE, the Puerto Rican
Association of Interpretation and
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
In 2014 we created an Annual Fund to
promote scientific research on birds, $1
of every tour we offer is added to this
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
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)
Bird related activities
- January - Vieques Christmas Bird Count, since 2005.
- May - Endemic Bird of Puerto Rico Festival at the Maricao State Forest,
- 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,
- 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
|As part of our commitment with the region and El Yunque National Forest, from day one, we joined Forest Service staff and the citizen´s
collaborative group who worked together with Forest staff in the revision of the new management plan of the Forest.
|Since 2000 we have been volunteers of the Xmas Bird Count at El Yunque National Forest. In 2012 the Puerto Rican Association of
Interpretation & Education (APIE) hosted two workshops (Interpretive Tour Guide Certification) at El Yunque. For the past three years, APIE
has been active as a volunteer of Fundación Amigos de El Yunque celebration of the International Forest Day. In 2018 we will be offering
talks, kid´s activities, and teacher´s training at the new El Portalito Hub as part of the Caribbean Bird Festival (April 22 - May 22).
|Interpretive Tour Guide Certification