Our summer program in Rancho 40, a community we regularly serve, is at their “community center," in fact a centuries old oak tree. There, in one of Rosarito’s most remote communities, we started a 4-session summer program dedicated to dinosaurs, fossils and other prehistoric topics, in an interactive workshop along with our fabulous Bookmobile. We are constantly creating bonds with local cultural and educational institutions, as well with community leaders, to accomplish these programs. Thanks to our great volunteer team,and to all of our supporters, for making this happen. Read the article below from ECOS newspaper, translated from the Spanish.
FOL and UABC COLLABORATE ON A SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN Friends of the Library began the summer reading program called "Veranosaurio" [“Summersaurius Rex”] in the community of Rancho 40. It was the first session of a total of 4 sessions that FOL will carry out to promote reading, with the support of its bookmobile. During the first session, a professor from the Institute for Social Research and the Museum, part of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Marcos Jaramillo, participated. He spoke to the children of the importance of paleontologists, who discover everything that is known about dinosaurs. He urged the children to explore the clues about life on earth through reading, and thus get to know it better in order to preserve it. He also talks about what fossils are, what they are used for and their importance today. As part of the day’s activities, the children did field observation to discover clues that give current information about life on Earth; they excavated and found their own “fossils” of ammonites, dinosaur teeth and footprints, which they colored. To carry out this activity, FOL, in addition to sharing the books on dinosaurs already in its collection, acquired others to complement this “adventure into prehistory.” It should be noted that FOL has teamed up with a number of institutions and community leaders so that this type of program can come into various communities in Rosarito. This is the second time that they have brought a summer program to the Rancho 40 community located in the south of the municipality, thanks to the collaboration of volunteers and UABC.
From ECOSdeRosarito.com July 14, 2023. Translated from the original Spanish