Eco Ecuador Bioregional Education

2002 Kirsten Ford-All Reports

By Kristen Ford | December 1, 2022

Report #1 “Outreach to students about Composting” Report #2 “Tours and Planting with Students” Report #3 “Vermicomposting” Report #4 “Escuela Rotaria Story” (“Rotary School Story”) Report #5 (Supplemental Report) Report #1 October 5, 2002 Kristen Ford and Chris HaasPlanet Drum Volunteers  It has been one week since Peter and Judy’s departure to Guayaquil. I figured that today would be a great time to send my […]

Bioregional Classes with the Catholic University

By Clay Plager-Unger | October 23, 2019

Since late September the Eco-Ecuador Project has been collaborating with the Catholic University on a new course at their campus at Kilometro Ocho, where the Planet Drum greenhouse is located. The course introduces university students to bioregional concepts and principles and includes a hands-on component at the greenhouse with dry tropical revegetation practices. There are about twenty students in the class and it meets Wednesdays […]

Bioregional Education Workshops

By Clay Plager-Unger | August 21, 2019

Bioregional education workshops at the Planet Drum greenhouse teach the importance of forest conservation and practical information about how to restore this threatened ecosystem. Participants engage in hands on activities related to tree production and revegetation. In recent months, Planet Drum hosted workshops at the greenhouse for school groups from Los Algarrobos School (Canoa) and the Eloy Alfaro School (Bahía). Planet Drum has worked with […]

Youth Volunteerism

By Clay Plager-Unger | August 15, 2019

In recent months, there has been a noticeable increase in youth volunteering in the region. Many of them are involved in environmental work, often tree planting, which means that sooner or later they find out about Planet Drum’s revegetation project and want to participate. One group, Fuerza Equitativa Juvenil de San Vicente (Equitable Youth Force of San Vicente), is a loosely knit group of young adults who volunteer […]

Bahía Eco-Club Collaboration

By Clay Plager-Unger | July 10, 2019

There is a new ecological club in town, Bahía Eco-Club, which connects youth volunteers,  local students and international volunteers on environmental projects, such as tree-planting. Planet Drum has been assisting them with technical advice, volunteers, and trees. In cooperation with the Eloy Alfaro school in Bahía de Caráquez, they are implementing a new greenhouse operation and recycling center, utilizing an area of the school which […]

Community Outreach

By Clay Plager-Unger | June 12, 2019

Community outreach is an integral aspect of Planet Drum’s environmental program in Ecuador. In June, we were invited to participate in two regional events related to ecology. On June 5th-6th, a biodiversity conference was held at the Technical University of Manabí. Environmental organizations from Bahía and the surrounding area participated in an open house with educational booths and materials. Additionally, lectures were held on various themes […]