ALMOST HERE! The new Casa K’inich Teachers Manual should be out in print by September 2017. The manual will be available in Spanish and in digital format in English online. We are really looking forward to sharing this new edition with you; contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a copy.
Casa K’inich has partnered with Monterrey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum in the program “Common Ground Connecting Community through Gardens” a Museums Connect project made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the American Alliance of Museums.
Since it’s opening in 2002, Casa Kínich Children’s Museum has welcomed thousands of visitors from all over the world, young and old alike. Entrance to this child based learning center is free to children under the age of 18 and adults pay $1.25.
Casa Kínich, or ¨House of the Sun¨ is the only child based learning center located near a Mayan ruin. One of Casa K’inich’s many projects included teaching of conservation of the Scarlet Macaw Honduras’ national bird. This project focused on educating the youth of the Copan Valley. “Guaras en Libertad, La Belleza Regresa” returns Scarlet Macaws to the wild in and around the Archaeological Park and valley of Copan. The Scarlet Macaw educational project was concluded in 2015. Over 8000 school aged children (one out of every five inhabitants in the Copan Valley) participated and received education through nine modules specifically written about the conservation of the Scarlet Macaw. The educational project was 100% funded by the Copan Maya Foundation.
Proyecto Maya is another important program funded by the Copan Maya Foundation for 2014. Proyecto Maya teaches children about their Maya heritage. LA CULTURA MAYA EN COPAN Libro de Actividades was distributed to 800 students and a trained teacher’s aide visited area schools to teach the course. The workbook was edited in 2013 and is in its third printing.
Since 2012 Casa K’inich Museo Movil has provided cultural education to outlying villages who are unable to travel to Copan to see the museum. Over 5000 people have enjoyed the Casa K’inich Museo Movil to date. If you are interested in the Museo Movil go to the contact page and send us a message and we will be happy to set up a visit.