Earth Train: Young people and mentors developing values, practical knowledge, and leadership skills for biocultural renewal and sustainable community development in harmony with nature.
Special chance to recognize a young hero: A message from Nathan Gray, Co-Executive Director.
Thanks to your support -and patience with a complex voting procedure- the Juanpi-Earth Train team won the Sony Inter American Alpha Photo Contest.
Our friends around the world pitched in to help our ambassador, a 17-year old boy with cerebral palsy named Juanpi, win a Sony photo contest in Panama for Earth Train. He was one of five celebrities in the contest, each responsible for a photo shoot in the name of an environmental organization. This win for Juanpi -a dedicated activist and a popular radio DJ since the age of 10- will help us attract the support we need to upgrade our facilities and involve young leaders from all over the world with physical handicaps: A ropes course, special trails, an accessible swimming area, and more.
If you haven´t already, I hope you´ll take a few minutes to look at the short behind-the-scenes video of what it took for Juanpi to take pictures in the jungle and at Junglewood Falls at the Mamoní Valley Preserve. See:
Nathan Gray, Co-Executive Director
September 1, 2012
Earth Train’s Junglewood Design Co-opetition
Have an adventure of a lifetime on a 10,000-acre ecological reserve and in the jungles of Panama while...
All while making a lasting contribution to emerging community leaders and to the quality of life in the rural neo tropics.
Click here to get more information about this by-invitation challenge.
Earth Train welcomes Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots Leaders from 12 countries to Panama
We have a film under development on Roots & Shoots in the Americas being directed by Pituka Ortega Heilbron, a co-production of Hypatia Films and Earth Train. Pituka organized an 8-person international film crew to record the conference.
For a tiny sampler of the quality material that Pituka has “in the can”, see: Documentary Preview.
Sony of Latin America has come on board as a sponsor and donated to Earth Train four HD video cameras. Earth Train has sent them off to Roots & Shoots youth groups in Argentina, Boliva, Mexico and Panama. We expect to receive material from these four Roots & Shoots groups which Pituka will edit and incorporate into the final film.
The Panorama Magazine at COPA Airlines covered the conference with this article written by Roberto Quintero with photos of Luis Eduardo Guillén.
Summary of Earth Train's program for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, November 2011:
Learn more from our Program.
Explore Earth Train
Learn about Earth Train, our programs, the Mamoní Valley Preserve and more in our Mamoní Valley Programs Report by Nathan Gray and Líder Sucre.
Junglewood: The Danilo Perez Performing and Visual Arts Center in the Mamoní Valley Preserve.
Learn about the Center for Biodiversity Research, the California Academy of Sciences and the important role tha each plays in helping Earth Train map the Mamoní Valley.