There will be a series of parallel and complementary activities involving local collectives and residents in the Anaga Biosphere Reserve. They will include voluntary environmental initiatives, educational activities and efforts to promote the value of local cultural heritage. They are designed with the goal of strengthening the positive local impact of the festival, creating a long term vision for this project.
The festival includes workshops to make bird boxes, designed for the Canary Island blue tit (Cyaniste Teneriffae) and other local forest and farm birds in the Anaga Biosphere Reserve. During the first edition of the festival, bird boxes were placed in different areas around Tegueste, with a series of environmental education and bird watching activities. In this second edition, we will monitor the bird boxes placed last year, and install more in other locations around Tegueste and La Laguna, with the aim of strengthening this positive impact in the medium/long term.
Following on from the work carried out during the first edition, this year there will be a series of events in collaboration with local collectives and the Office of Participation and Environmental Volunteering of the Tenerife Island Council, which will be accompanied by environmental education activities.
This festival relies upon the historical links between the rural settlements in Tegueste and La Laguna and the hamlets of Anaga. During the first edition, there was an event to bring together these communities, held in Pedro Álvarez in Tegueste and some of the hamlets in the Anaga Biosphere Reserve such as El Batán and Las Carboneras. It was an emotionally-charged occasion, looking back at memories of past experiences, with a guided walk connecting the settlements. This participative and eco-social initiative will continue into this second edition.
Different activities are envisaged to immerse participants in Guanche culture and the history of the municipalities of Tegueste and La Laguna within the Anaga Biosphere Reserve. A fun way for all visitors to learn about the unique archeological heritage of the Barranco de Dios ravine, declared a BIC (Asset of Cultural Heritage), as well as other heritage sites.