SchoolsEstela Romero

"Miguel Hidalgo" Elementary

SchoolsEstela Romero
"Miguel Hidalgo" Elementary

SCHOOL VISIT

It is now the end of November and the rather cold temperatures all over in our region, announcing the startof the winter makes many children and parents to decide not to attend school, since they prefer to stay by their cozy homes around the wooden stove until the coldest hours —which may only last 2-3 days—, pass by. Children here living at the “Primer Cuartel de Rondanilla”, a community located at the lower montain sides to where Sanctuary “Sierra Chincua” is, have welcomed and shown high interest on the the lesson of pollination and pollinators. “Thanks to all pollinators, great-grand-ma and great-grand-pa know so much on our medicine plants; we rarely go to the doctor when we are feeling ill. We have every plant in our Oyamel forests as a remedy for every health issue from a headache to a broken bone, Estelita!”, —they proudly told me, being children in our region of Monarch Sanctuaries a generation not yet badly invaded with technology and still very near to our ancestral indigenous practices and traditions. “Oh, we can see how honey bees, butterflies, —not to say Monarchs!—, hummingbirds, etc., love to nectar on our abundant wild medicine flowers (they tell each other the names of numerous ancestral medicine plants and fungi growing at the Monarchs’ sites areas and surroundings, as well as of our different pollinators”). So, the Symbolic Migration program not only brings knowledge and refreshment on our local ecosystem to these children ant their families, but enhances the proudness on knowledge of ancestral cultural legacy.

SYMBOLIC MONARCHS RECEIVED HERE, 409-425

*** Ambassador Monarch 405 belonging to this range, accidentally mixed up while being shipped inside box, was found later and delivered shortly after at “Redención del Campesino” Elementary!.

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