"Adolfo López Mateos", Middle school, San Jerónimo Pilitas.

"Adolfo López Mateos", Middle school, San Jerónimo Pilitas.

SCHOOL VISIT.-

The visit to some particular small village shall be exhaustive addressing all students at different levels, since kindergarten to high-school, since as mentioned before, this is one of the most important villages caring after the buffer-zones to Sanctuary Sierra Chincua, —the second largest in the border of the state of Michoacán and the state of México in Central México—.

Middle school students are fully aware of the overwintering of Monarch butterflies in their Oyamel forests, and have now got, through this yearly visits, a good general overview of the extraordinary phenomenon of what the Monarchs’ migration and their overwintering with us means making us a unique location in the world. On the others side, during this visit, they they seemed to have a rather basic concept of what pollination consists of. They know that bees are very important pollinators, but they did not know that Monarchs and all other species of butterflies are pollinators too; they were far from imagining that bats and hummingbirds are among the most important pollinators altogether with bees. “What we definately know is that pesticides are really threatening insects survival in other parts of the world where farming is using this practice. We as families farming our lands are not using pesticides at all, however,we know from our grandparents that by using nowadays chemical fertilizers at preparing the soil for our agricultural season, we have lost a few underground-living animals and plants, like the “Tuzas” (underground living mammal), and the “Papas Juilonas”, —these latter said by our grandparents to have been a delicious kind of wild potatos with a wonderful taste, seldom to be seen anymore for us—”. “We do appreciate the visit of the Symbolic Migration and your lesson on pollinators today, since this way, we might be a generation that could try by all means to not loosing anymore a few more species than the ones already extinct or among the ones already threatened nowadays in our own forest”. Listening to this 7 middle school students speaking this way, gives full sense and significance to whatever effort is made to visit them every season; they got fully interested in our talk on pollinators and finally, as they used to do since they were at elementary school and their Ambassador Monarchs started to come to them, they one more year got really excited to see where in the United States or Canada their Symbolic Monarch came from this season to them and showed themselves very excited to write and decorete their letter to them in response of their mutual friendship linked by the extraordinary Monarch butterflies!.

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