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Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education

by Fundacion Montecito
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Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
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Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education

Project SueTy
Dear donors and supporters,

No doubt being already 2 months isolated is complicated. The school of our focus with project SueTy is closed, connectivity in the area is scarce, and possibilities to create virtual meetings or initiatives with kids are just nul.

So we are doing what we can, and booklet #1 final draft is ready! Please have a look to collage summary and some images of support, below.

My wife, Juanita, is the artist and illustrator, isn't it a great job? Check her drawings in detail, enjoy them all, and we are just hoping for this lockdown to ease in ways we can retake our field and school work as planned.

Thank you so much for being there, for supporting us, and I personally hope this Covid crisis can give all of us ideas of keeping it up with our jobs, forcing ourselves to accomplish our purposes using alternatives to reach and succeed in our goals - if not reacing that same ones, that's understandable I guess; but never giving it up!

Thank you for your permanent support, and we look forward for your continued engagement.

Warm regards,

Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecito team

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Dear donors and followers of project SueTy,

As times goes by during this Covid19 period in isolation, our home office has been active working on art illustrations for the booklets we will use along, with children in the rural school of Guáquira (Lake Tota). This work is time demanding and has been ideal for this particular span.

I hope you enjoy this samples (images below) of the mentioned activity, in progress. Art illustrator: Juanita Arango, from Fundación Montecito (Juanita has an academic background in art restorarion, and in previous months has been engaged in bird illustration; learning and practising - you can check this hummingbird-head feathers sample she published recently).

Thank you for your permanent support, and we look forward for your continued engagement.

Warm regards,
Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecito team

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Apolinar's Wren at Lake Tota (15.3.2020)
Apolinar's Wren at Lake Tota (15.3.2020)

Dear donors & followers of project SueTy,

These Covid-19 days are tough for many worldwide, in many ways. A positive perspective for us in this project though, is to confirm how valuable is to understand the connection between habitat & biodiversity loss -among other factors-, to the spread of this pandemic problems. Therefore it confirms the importance to carry on and improve actions to be more and more empathetic with our environment.

And of course, this also strenghten our goals with project SueTy, and our gratitude with your support!

From previous weeks (pre-C19) and also coping with current isolation, quarentine and all that slow-motion meassures taken everywere (and our country Colombia is not an excemption on all that), we are active on improving our booklet initiative, also on publishing a number of posts on social media and sites, aiming to raise awareness to the importance of our bird species on focus with SueTy (Apolinar's Wren).

We have linked those with our umbrella project called 'Cistotapolinari', and have organised them in a variety of publications that we want to share with you, in a hope of your interest to explore a few of them and give us some feedback:

Thank you for your valuable support to project SueTy and Fundación Montecito! We look forward for your continued engagement.

With warm regards, wishing you all to remain safe and healthy,
Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecito team

 

PS.- These following pics are some memories of the pre-C19 moments lived and shared with our local community and children of the Guáquira's Village, next to Lake Tota, the area of our project's goals.

Disclaimer: All photos are owned by Fundación Montecito. And for those including children, when we started this project we made a written request for parents at the school of Guáquira to authorise its use for the purpose of our projects linked to them, they all have agreed on that.

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Photo1 - Juanita showing her drawings
Photo1 - Juanita showing her drawings

Dear Donors | Apreciados Donantes,

As part of our educational approach with project SueTy, we have bird drawings and illustrations to enrich transmedia sources. We are now preparing material to later share with children in the school of Guàquira, and instruct them with basic technics for that, as means to get closer to birdlife awareness and appreciation.

Meanwhile, we would truly appreciate if you could share about our project with others, thank you!

[ESP] Como parte de nuestro enfoque educativo con el proyecto SueTy, tenemos dibujos e ilustraciones de aves, para enriquecer los recursos transmedia. Ahora estamos preparando material para compartir más adelante con los niños en la escuela de Guáquira, e instruirlos con técnicas básicas para eso, como un medio para acercarse a la conciencia y la apreciación de la avifauna.

Entretanto, les agradeceríamos mucho si pudieran compartir de nuestro proyecto con otros, ¡gracias!

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Juanita is art restorer and has been getting training as bird illustrator, to contribute on project SueTy and beyond :)

Warm regards | Cálido saludo,
Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecto team

Photo2 - Juanita showing her drawings
Photo2 - Juanita showing her drawings

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Dear Donors,

We are working on preparation of our booklet for the project, to be followed with children along and facilitate a proper fulfilment of our planned timeline. Topic 1 contents are in our priorities now, and others will follow.

 
Juanita & Sophie

Besides, an Apolinar’s Wren poster design to be shown permanently in the school, and quotation of percussion instruments, are also part of our activities these days. In a few weeks school will start, and our project with them soon after.

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Estamos trabajando en la preparación de nuestra cartilla para el proyecto, que se seguirá con los niños y facilitará el cumplimiento adecuado de nuestro cronograma planeado. Los contenidos del Tema 1 están en nuestras prioridades ahora, y otros seguirán después.

Además, el diseño de un póster del Cucarachero de Apolinar que se mostrará permanentemente en la escuela, y la cotización de instrumentos de percusión, también son parte de nuestras actividades en estos días. En unas pocas semanas comenzará la escuela, y nuestro proyecto con ellos poco después.

Greetings / Saludos,
Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecito team

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Fundacion Montecito

Location: Sogamoso, Boyacá - Colombia
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Felipe Velasco
Sogamoso, Boyaca Colombia
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