Last updated on December 9, 2015
Cancun, Q.R. – Two of the largest companies in Cancun and the Riviera Maya have teamed up to provide educational and environmental lessons to local youth.
Delphinus and Xcaret are offering educational visits to students to both parks during the 2015 – 2015 school year. The educational visits will include more than 7,000 students and their teachers over the school year. The visits, which are to teach local children about the environment of Quintana Roo, will include interaction with dolphins, among other activities.
Carlos Constandce Madrazo, Vice President of Experiences Xcaret and Rodrigo Constandse Córdova, director of Delphinus, say that the goal is to teach children respect for nature, which will lead them to promote sustainable development.
Secretary of Education and Culutre, José Alberto Alonso Ovando, explains that the goal of the Delphinus-Xcaret project, “Is to form better citizens in every way and in particular, do better for the environment, something that is a matter of concern for all.”
“I appreciate the support provided by the education companies Xcaret and Delphinus, their presence in schools and the interaction of children with dolphins. It will be a unique experience in life and surely the mark for improved personal growth,” he added.
Carlos Constandse said that in Quintana Roo the environment is the most important asset we have. He said the beaches, flora and fauna are the factors that makes us one of the top destinations in the world and our duty is to care for and respect those resources.
Rodrigo Córdova said that through the program, Alliance for the Environmental Education of Quintana Roo, students will attend the parks Xcaret and Xel-Ha during the current school year and make a didactic visit to the habitats for interaction with dolphins so the experience will be even more enriching.
Guadalupe Quintana Pali, director of Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico, said any effort made in favor of environmental education in our state and country will have our support. It is an important issue in a world where nature is seriously threatened.