Certification for citizen scientists
Coastal resilience module:
- July 26 – Introductory Workshop: Coastal Resilience; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
- August 1 – elective workshop – Coral Reef Ecological Assessment; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
- August 2 – elective workshop – Ecological restoration of mangroves; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. by Zoom
- August 8 – elective workshop – Ecological assessment of fish and aquatic communities; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
- August 15 – elective workshop – Ecological Assessment of Seagrass; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
- August 30 – Introductory Workshop: Coastal Resilience; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Participatory bird census module:
- August 9 – elective workshop – Bird Censuses, an introduction to eBird; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Water Quality Module:
- August 16 – Elective Workshop – Water Quality: Monitoring and Relevance; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Microplastics characterization and reduction module:
- August 23 – elective workshop – From plastics to microplastics—public policy and its impacts; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. by Zoom
Sign up today, at https://estuario.org/ccc/.
- August 5 – field trip – mangrove monitoring [for high school students]; 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- August 6 – field trip – monitoring coral communities [for high school students]; 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- August 12 – Field trip – Ecological assessment of fish and aquatic communities [for high school students]; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- August 19 – Field trip – Monitoring Seagrass Communities [for high school students]; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- August 26 – Field trip – Monitoring of coral grass communities [for high school students]; 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The sounds of the estuary
Los sonidos del estuario is a project of memory and sound documentation. Part of the creative process consists of three tours, where the everyday sounds of various localities located within the estuary and its watershed will be recorded. These recordings, and the experiences embodied in them, will be the basis of a sound map that will be part of the atlas of the Estuary. There are still spaces for the tours that will take place on July 23 and 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in the Parque Central and the Piñones State Forest, respectively.
Sign up for one of the tours today, in https://estuario.org/eventos/.
Family day at Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve
Confirm your attendance at https://estuario.org/eventos/ and receive additional information about the event. Remember to register to participate in the ethnobotany workshop.
We will have the following activities:
[8:00 a.m.] – Red mangrove monitoring – This event is reserved for a pre-registered group. Learn more about the events of the coastal resilience module for the certification of citizen scientists in estuario.org/ccc/.
[2:00 p.m.] – Ethnobotany workshop for tour guides [registration required] – if you want to learn about the usefulness of the plants found in Laguna del Condado, this is your activity. Come and share information about the use of flora in different societies. Sign up for https://estuario.org/eventos/.
[3:30 p.m.] – Basic classes and Olympic wrestling exhibition – do you know anything about Olympic wrestling? Coach Mabel Fonseca, along with the Huracanes team from Tras Talleres, will be instructing us. Come and enjoy with professional athletes.
[5:00 p.m.] – Inauguration of the Mural with conscience – join us at the inauguration of the Mural with conscience by resident artist Angélica Rivera. Come and appreciate the art and take the opportunity to ask questions.
[6:45 p.m.] – Prelude to Estuary Cinema – Learn about our educational campaign, “We live with the estuary.” This campaign seeks to raise awareness about the importance of conserving water bodies in the San Juan metropolitan area and how we can contribute to protecting them.
[7:00 p.m.] – Estuary Cinema presents Top Gun: Maverick – After the day trip, stay for the Estuary Cinema screening! This is free of charge.
We are celebrating a plastic-free July! The Estuary’s responsible solid waste management initiatives, Don’t Touch the Floor or Reach the Water and Leave a Clean Footprint in Pine Nuts, advise you on actions you can take to reduce your use of plastic. This week: use a reusable straw!
Learn what steps you can take to reduce your plastic footprint, as a citizen and as a business owner. Watch the recording of the informative workshop: Knowing Law 51-2022—Law for the prohibition of single-use plastics; held on Saturday, July 22, in https://estuario.org/desechos-acuaticos/.
Successful completion of events for educators and interpreters
Estuario, in collaboration with BirdsCaribbean, offered this past week its professional training workshop for educators: La Chiriría and the conservation of wetlands, to a group of educators from the estuary basin. We appreciate your commitment to educating about our estuarine ecosystems and biodiversity!
We also thank Península de Cantera and COPI for being part of these efforts.
See photos of the event here.
We thank the participants who accompanied us in this activity, and Ivangs Rivera and Cristina Ramírez, for being part of the estuarine interpreters in this professional training.
We also thank San Juan Paddle for the collaboration to this workshop and the kayak experience.
See photos of the event here.
Message from your Virtual Community Hub
Take advantage of our information platform, the Estuario Virtual Community Hub, where you will find vital information to prepare with your family and community.
To learn about risk mitigation strategies at Estuario and identify the risks, conditions and assets in your community, go to: https://estuario.org/mitigacion/
Weekly water quality monitoring
Evaluation conducted Thursday, July 20, 2023. We have a GREEN flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. Some areas exceeded the Beach Action Value monitoring standard of 70 CFU/100 ML. We recommend avoiding these areas. Remember to avoid water during rain events.