What can we do to help our planet by recycling, reusing, and reducing?
Everybody speaks about the importance of being eco-friendly and helping our planet by using less water, recycling, and taking care of our plants and animals. But, do you actually know that we throw amazing amounts of pounds in the trash
How to differentiate the native palms of Guatemala?
Palms are plants that grow mostly in warm places. This means that they cannot be found in every country around the world. In that sense, the tropical weather of Guatemala has made it possible that a remarkable amount of different
Beauty and susceptibility of bromeliads Tillandsia brachycaulos Schldl. – Gallo
The genus Tillandsia is the largest of the Bromeliaceae family. They are characterized by having various adaptations that allow them to deal with water scarcity. They have several leaves, bracts and sepals very grouped, which allows them to create "tanks"
The creators of the forest: the dispersers
Have you ever wondered how a forest is formed? It’s thanks to many factors, both biotic and abiotic. Certain climatic conditions, soil quality, water and the role of different species are necessary. However, one of the most important creators of forests are
How avocados are born?
The avocado, Persea sp., is one of the most coveted fruits in the world, it’s native to Mesoamerica, where evidence of its cultivation dating from 1,500 years BC is found. It has more than 400 varieties and is cultivated in
Helping people change eating habits to significantly improve health with fruits and vegetables Mayan fruits, vegetables, leaves, roots have potential to improve your health The mother of one of our student interns has been ill for several months. Twice an ambulance had
Learning about the white water lily; one of the most common flowers shown in Classic Maya murals, sculptures, and vase paintings, as background for comic book characters Why is there a Mayan “water lily Jaguar”? It is well documented that jaguars have
I was able to learn about Mayan cacao by raising cacao trees in my own garden in Guatemala, plus visiting cacao plantations in Soconusco and Tabasco Personal experience with chocolate and cacao trees, in Mexico and Guatemala We will have cacao characters
Moonflower, Ipomoea alba
How to learn about Ipomoea alba, moonflower, used to vulcanize rubber To show the Mayan world it helps to know the local plants Our educational program will have many components on the important utilitarian native plants of Guatemala. Each eco-system has different