Cetmar_septiembre 2015_RRStudents Carlos Enrique Robles Torres and Carlos Ramón Robles Torres, both 5th semester students at the CETMAR #14 technological high-school and each focusing on industrial food production and aquatic recreation respectively, received support from the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) to take part in the XXII Science and Sea Technology Congress held in Ensenada, Baja California earlier this year.

The Science and Sea Technology Congress is an educational space held each year at different spots in the country, allowing CETMAR students from across Mexico to participate in projects and an exchange of ideas with others. CETMAR #14 of Puerto Peñasco took part in this year’s September Congress by presenting topics currently addressed at CEDO: monitoring of the California Sea Lion, Zalophus Californiano at Isla San Jorge, as well as monitoring of the reproductive season of the Least Tern, Sternula antillarum along the Barra San Jorge located in the wetlands of San Jorge Bay.

“This type of Congress,” remarked the students when talking about their experience, “not only makes us learn new things but also provides us with the values we need to continue working on conserving the environment that surrounds us.” It also reminds the students of the importance of CEDO in helping strengthen their commitment to their ecosystems.   The students are also trained to carry out this important mission through the monitoring of both land and sea species. “We are grateful to CEDO for their tireless work in environmental conservation.”

CETMAR and CEDO have been working collaboratively for many years; these efforts reaffirm the development and empowerment of students working on technological projects to conserve natural resources. CEDO will continue looking for opportunities to create communities that are responsible for their resources, and continue to involve students in these conservation efforts.