Supporting Mermaid Society’s environmental commitment of river guardianship, Mermaid Maya visits community youth programs representing ages K- 2nd grade made available year-round. The aim of these engaging chats is to educate and inspire our youth to champion river guardianship by combining science and fantasy of the mermaid.
When it comes to ecological conservation, Mermaid Maya - and the mermaid pod - enthusiastically convey their message through storytelling and other activities. Maya inspires the children. She also opens up the discussion regarding balancing the preservation of the San Marcos river native and endangered species, and still enjoy the river. The program also incorporates the historical and spiritual significance of the Springs for the native Coahuiltecans.
By bolstering the spirit of conservation in young children; we aim to see a generation raised to respect the irreplaceable value of their own home habitat. While the introduction to our rivers sacred beginnings fosters respect for the traditions of our local ancestors and the first people of the Americas.