Audubon de Mexico’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Revolución Verde!

Audubon_garza in the garden

By Cheryl Matthews

 

On Saturday, November 11, sumptuous food and spirits and lively entertainment beckon, including dance music by Los Rabeats, and a spectacular setting at La Troje in Los Senderos.

Revolución Verde, una fiesta espectacular, is inspired by Mexico’s legendary revolutionaries whose ideas and ideals were the heart of a movement for social change … and they knew how to throw a good party, too! Come be part of the modern revolution moving toward a sustainable San Miguel. Win a prize or two and dance the night away in support of Audubon’s Niños y Naturaleza program!

Audubon de México is a nonprofit organization fostering environmental and community stewardship and promoting conservation of our precious resources and wildlife. Their Niños y Naturaleza program involves public school students, parents, and teachers in a program combining natural sciences and creative arts, gardening, and outdoor adventures to help our children form a caring connection with nature and empower them to make a difference in the world.

In January 2018, Niños y Naturaleza will be entering its fourth year and will lead 200 children, ages 8–10, on a six-month journey of discovering nature through the eyes of a bird. Activities like planting a garden, taking field trips to explore the outdoors, creating a garden sculpture from recycled materials, and performing a play they have written are valuable, life-changing experiences for these children. Watching a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis in their school pollinator garden is a compelling encounter evoking wonder and curiosity. Tasting a tomato you helped to grow is a link to learning sustainability and practical skills. “Inspiring young hearts to grow big enough to change the world” is the guiding mantra for this program, which enriches the lives of children and families today and helps them evolve into the environmental stewards of the future.

Funds raised from the Revolución Verde event will support educators, materials, art and garden supplies, tools, transportation for field trips, and the annual spring festival and end-of-the year celebration, where the children proudly show their parents the changes they have made in their schoolyard.

Every child has the inherent right to connect with nature in a meaningful way as part of his or her everyday life. We are fortunate in San Miguel to have the only Audubon chapter in Mexico, and the Niños y Naturaleza program is playing a major role in creating a healthy learning environment for our kids. “If you want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it,” said David Sobel, writer and educator on sustainability.

Gather your friends and join the Revolución. Come celebrate Audubon’s 50 years and a bright future ahead with food and drink (open bar), music, dancing, valuable prizes, surprises, and a great wild time at La Troje on November 11. Tickets available at Camino Silvestre stores or online at audubonmx.org. Suggested attire: Fiesta! Diego and Frida-style. Viva la Revolución Verde! Viva Audubon! This party will be fun!

 

Anniversary Celebration

Audubon de México’s 50th Anniversary

Revolución Verde

Sat, Nov 11, 5:30pm

2,200 pesos/ $125

audubondemexico@gmail.com

 

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