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Blue Whale Festival

Loreto Baja California Sur

As of “press time,” activities for this year’s Blue Whale Festival are being finalized by the event’s planning committee. Please watch the Eco-Alianza Facebook page for details as activities are confirmed. In addition to many events around town and in the Bay of Loreto National Park, possible events include the election of the Blue Whale Festival Queen at CenCoMA (tentatively the evening of March 9); a scientific talk about Blue Whales March 21; educational visits to schools to talk about Blue Whales March 22; and a Blue Whale Workshop for children at CenCoMA March 23. Please check the Eco-Alianza Facebook page and festival posters for details/confirmation.

Eco-Alianza’s Second Annual One Ocean Film Festival

CenCoMA Loreto Av. Miguel Hidalgo, Centro, 23880, Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico

Over two evenings, March 29 and March 30, Eco-Alianza's second annual One Ocean Film Festival will celebrate and enhance our connection to the oceans with four feature films, several shorts, and brief comments by individuals involved in creating the films. While watching the films beneath the stars in CenCoMA's outdoor courtyard, you'll enjoy free popcorn, with drinks and other concessions available. Each film will be presented bilingually (either in English with Spanish subtitles or in Spanish with English subtitles). Click here to order tickets. Thank you to the IMDb website for brief descriptions of the feature films. Film selections are subject to change.     Humpack Whales From the waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, scientists research how [...]

Litter Clean-up along the Carretera

North Entrance to Loreto Bay

Eco-Alianza’s Volunteer Task Force will team up with the Nopoló Association of Property Owners as well as Loreto Bay homeowners for a highway litter clean-up the morning of March 7. No need to sign up in advance – just show up at 8 a.m. at the big orange Fonatur sculpture at the north entrance to Loreto Bay. Wear sturdy shoes, brightly colored clothing, a hat, and sturdy gloves if you have them. Feel free to bring a drink or a snack – we do take breaks, and we will be finished before 11. As participants from last year will tell you, it’s a lot more fun than you might imagine, and your neighbors (and the local environment) will thank you. Bring a [...]

Visiting Scientist Presentation on Chocolate Clams

CenCoMA Loreto Av. Miguel Hidalgo, Centro, 23880, Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico

As part of Eco-Alianza's Visiting Scientist program, Ph.D. candidate Kara Pellowe will discuss her research on the biological processes of chocolate clams and the social impacts of Loreto's chocolate clam fishery. The bilingual program is free and open to the public, and will be presented Thursday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m. at Eco-Alianza's CenCoMA headquarters in the upstairs auditorium. Kara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems. She also earned dual Masters degrees in Biology and Sociology from Brown University, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program at the University of Maine. More specifically, Kara says, “I am investigating the dynamics of coupled social-ecological systems, especially how [...]

Visiting Scientist Presentation

CenCoMA Loreto Av. Miguel Hidalgo, Centro, 23880, Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico

Mangrove Roots Photo courtesy of Richard Jackson/Richard Jackson Photography Later this month we will continue Eco-Alianza’s Visiting Scientist series with a very special guest, David Borbón, a commercial fisherman from the community of El Delgadito, located on the Mexican Pacific coast within the Biosphere Reserve of El Vizcaíno. For more than eight years he undertook the challenge of recovering the red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), and successfully achieved the reforestation of a large area in his community. His free presentation will take place February 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Eco-Alianza’s CenCoMA headquarters in downtown Loreto. Come learn more from David about the importance of preserving mangroves and our wetlands as a continuing celebration of International Wetlands Day.  

3rd Annual One Ocean Film Festival

CenCoMA Loreto Av. Miguel Hidalgo, Centro, 23880, Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico

Postponed until October 16 / 17! Join us in celebrating the Ocean with two evenings of feature films, shorts, and presentations by filmmakers. This year’s lineup includes the Loreto premiere of Sea Lion Rescue by Emmy-award-winning cinematographer Johnny Friday, who will take questions after the screening. His new film documents the efforts of dedicated naturalists and veterinarians working in the Bay of La Paz. Screenings of all films are under the stars in the Eco-Alianza courtyard, and include free popcorn! Click here for more information and to buy your tickets.   Photo courtesy of Johnny Friday/Baja Productions

Tianguis Científico

Loreto Andador Salvatierra y Romanita

La comunidad de Loreto será sede del "Primer Tianguis Científico" el sábado 28 de enero 2023.

La plática científica – “Los juegos del Leviatán”, a cargo de Fernando Martín

CenCoMA | Eco-Alianza's headquarters Calle Miguel Hidalgo, Loc 3, in downtown Loreto (1/2 block west of the Malecon), Mexico

Como cada mes, el #CEMA, a través de las Plática del Científico Visitante, trae como invitado a Fernando Martín, artista y escritor, además de capitán del @Stultifera Navis Institutom, plataforma de expediciones artísticas. Su participación se centra en el campo de las artes expandidas y la literatura performativa, partiendo de procesos de investigación en espacios naturales. Martín es coordinador del ciclo de "Los Juegos del Leviatán", proyecto de investigación Arte-Ciencia con #ballenas grises. Martín estuvo presente en el pasado Tianguis Científico del pasado mes de enero. Asiste este miércoles 26 de abril, en punto de las 06:00 p.m., a las instalaciones de Eco-Alianza. !Te esperamos¡