Completing The Mural

 On Monday the 29th of August we went back to the school in Rio Blanco to end the mural we had started during our visit on the 4th of August.

Rio Blanco is a small village situated in the heart of the Machalilla National Park and it has no bus connections, we went by car together with Gabriela and some volunteers from the national park office, who were going to plant some trees there.

The children were very happy to see us again. While we were preparing the paint, they got us water and eagerly they waited their turn so that we could paint their hands blue. One after the other they put their hands on the wall, and quickly the smiling whale drawn the last time was able to swim in a sea of ​​blue prints!

As the community of Rio Blanco is located in the Machalilla National Park jungle unlike the other schools that we visited which are rather coastal, the director asked us to paint also something that would represent the forest. So next to the whale we painted a big tree and the children filled it with life drawing a monkey, a parrot, a snake and colourful birds!

In the profile of the whale we left the message: "take care of nature." The Nicolas Lopez’s small school is now proud to have an original and wonderful representation of the marine and terrestrial biodiversity of Machalilla National Park!

From Puerto Lopez,

Simona and Enora

 

 El lunes 29 de Agosto volvimos a la escuelita de Rio Blanco para terminar el mural que habíamos empezado en nuestra visita del 4 de Agosto.

Es un pueblo ubicado en el corazón del Parque Nacional Machalilla y sin conexión de buses entonces fuimos en carro con  Gabriela y unos voluntarios del Parque Nacional Machalilla que iban allá para plantar unos arboles en la escuela.

Los niños estaban muy felices de vernos otra vez. Mientras preparabamos la pintura, nos llevaron agua y con entusiasmo esperaron su turno para que les pintabamos las manos. Uno tras otro pusieron sus manos en el muro y rapidamente la ballena sonriente dibujada la ultima vez pudo nadar en un mar de huellas azules!

Como la comunidad Rio blanco esta ubicada en la selva del Parque Nacional Machalilla a contrario de las otras escuelas que visitamos que son mas bien costeñas, el director nos pidió de pintar también algo que representara el bosque. Asì que al lado de la ballena pintamos un gran arbol y los niños lo llenaron de vida dibujando un mono, un loro, una culebra y aves de todos colores!

En el perfil de la ballena dejamos el mensaje: “cuidamos la naturaleza”. La pequeña escuela Nicolas Lopez se orgullese de tener ahora una representacion original y magnifica de la biodiversidad marina y terrestre del Parque Nacional Machalilla!

Desde Puerto Lopez,

Simona y Enora

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Comments

bsn (visitor) says:

Hey, it is great that those kids are becoming aware of whale importance. Can you also translate what is written on those pictures? It would be nice, thanks!