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Neoselva Foundation for the Visual Arts; Science and Philosophy for the Enhancement of Human Ecology


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Dance of Cranes

Dance of Cranes
I painted this mural in celebration to the restoration of the Kisseemee River at Riverwoods Field Lab, Florida USA, 2003
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NEOSELVA ZOOLOGICAL CONSERVANCY

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Is a Virtual Wildlife Observatory; Art Gallery; and the smallest Museum/Zoological Gardens/Laboratory in the World. Neoselva is the way I see the world...




I believe that doing environmental activism is to fix the damage, rather than finding who caused the problem....



My mission is to provide the world with my integral way of art expressions to contribute with:



- Entertainment

- Education

- Animal Assisted Therapy

- Peace

- Conciliation

- Wildlife Rehabilitation

- Eco-Tourism

- Magic Realism

- Indigenism

- Environmental Regeneration

- Native Gardening

- Nativism

- Spirituality

- Shamanism





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The Ethernal Dance of the Flamingo

The Ethernal Dance of the Flamingo

THE ETHERNAL DANCE OF THE FLAMINGO



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One night, when all the stars shone with their brightest colors, a small star, attracted by the chanting of crickets and frogs, decided to drop on the Venezuelan coast...

There she remained for hours, quiet and silent, listening to the sweet songs of the night singers.

Little by little, the melodies turned into a lullaby, and the star rested comfortably on a palm tree while fell asleep.


Suddenly, a strong breeze blew her off the tree, and she fell into the lagoon...


That's when the moon realized her absence and went to look for it...


Desperately, the moon searched for hour of no avail...


Nothing that the night was ending, she awoke the sun, asking for help...


The sun searched all the beaches, all day long, but couldn't find the missing star either...


The following night, the moon continued her search.


And it was then when the crickets, with their unending whisper, told the moon that they had seen the star fall into the lagoon...


The night immediately started to call all the animals for help to find the star...

Early in the morning, sea gulls flew in great numbers over the lagoon to see if they could find the missing star, but they could not look through the water onto the bottom of the lagoon.

Pelicans with their huge bills dived into the waters, but they could not reach the bottom of the lagoon...

The animals became desperate because they were not able to help.

However, the swallows remembered seeing these beautiful birds on their trips around the world…


These bird’s plumage
Was of fine pink color, they had long necks and long legs, ideally suited for the search of the star…

Flying swiftly, the swallows took off to find the flamingos.
Soon, they returned with large numbers of flamingos. They immediately started their magic dance, while sticking their heads into the water and searching every corner of the lagoon…

One flamingo found the star, and very carefully took her under his wings and returned the little star to the sky…
The star, all exited, told the other stars how beautiful were Venezuelan coasts, how enchanting the song of the crickets and frogs were, and how warm the water of the lagoon was…

Since that day, thousands of stars drop at night on Venezuelan coasts to enjoy the beauty…

And each morning, very early, thousands of flamingos come from far away, to pick up those star that have fallen asleep in the lagoons…


And in the afternoons, when the sun starts to disappear, all flamingos take off and fly high to place the stars in the sky…

By Jose Luis Jimenez, from Tales of a shaman. 1983

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NEOSELVA, THE ELECTRO EXPERIENCE...

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COMBINING ART, NATURE, ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY, AND THE ELECTRONIC INSURRECTION

ECOLOGY AND INDIGENISM IN ACTION...

REINVENTING THE RAIN FOREST!


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This blog has been created with the goal of manifesting the multidimensional aspect of my art and multi-media expression.

All the art work and text presented in this site is fully the product of my intellectual work and it has been copyrighted.

Any reproduction or use of the materials presented here requires of my permission.

If you are interested on purchasing a print or a story, please contact me at:

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Jose Luis Jimenez


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I DEDICATE THIS BLOG TO MARY LOU GOODWIN, MY LIFE MENTOR




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Friday, July 25, 2008

CURRICULUM VITAE J. Luis Jimenez




PROFESSIONAL PROFILE


International ecologist, artist and filmmaker with experience and training in film, television, curriculum development, writing and producing multimedia resources in areas of adult and children education; environmental education; Storytelling; creative writing; entertainment; food safety; and agriculture (in both, English and Spanish languages).



EDUCATION


�� Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Studies Florida Atlantic University, FL. 2004-Present


�� M.A. Film and Video The American University, Washington D.C. May 1995


�� Licenciature in Communications Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1989 (5 year program)


COMPUTER SKILLS


Adobe PageMaker, Adobe PhotoShop, WordPerfect, Word, Simple-Text, ClarisWorks, PowerPoint, Avid, Adobe Audition, Internet Communications Skills in Macintosh and PC platforms




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE




�� Adjunct Professor March 2003- present

Nova South Eastern University. Farquhar Center for Undergraduate Studies. Geography of Ecotourism (32762 GEOG 3000), Biology (1040)


�� Blogger www.neoselva.blogspot.com October 2007-present

A website dedicated to environmental issues and art


�� Teaching Assistant/Broadcast Journalism September 2004-2008

Florida Atlantic University, School of Communications


�� Research Assistant September 2003-Sept. 2004

Florida Atlantic University, Center for environmental Studies, Riverwoods Field Laboratory


�� Director and Co-owner April 1997-November 2002 Neoselva Zoological Conservancy Inc. A 31-acre ranch, with more than 500 exotic animals dedicated to provide Animal- Assisted Therapy, environmental education and arts education to disadvantaged children. In conjunction to the children���s program, the ranch promoted a successful breeding program for rare and endangered animals.

�� Assistant In Pesticide Education/Multimedia Production January 2001-August 2002 University of Florida/IFAS, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition

- Develop multimedia productions and curricula for educational purposes

- Contact extension faculty and educators in counties around Florida to provide curricula


�� Curriculum Designer/Project Coordinator, Welfare-to-Work. March 1999-January 2001 University of Florida/IFAS, Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences

- Develop educational curricula (Food Safety at the Tip of Your Fingers)

- Contact extension faculty and educators in counties to solicit interest in the program

- Conduct train-the-trainer programs

- Work with IFAS Wages Director to develop evaluation methods

- Coordinate the overall performance of educational programs offered by county faculty


�� Multimedia Producer and Project Coordinator October 1997-March 1999 University of Florida/IFAS Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences

- Curriculum development and training for the Food Handler Training Program

- Responsible for producing/coordinating multimedia educational resources & promotional Materials for the Food Handler Training Program offered by Cooperative Extension Service state wide, and for sale publications

- Establishing contacts with the media, and organizing satellite broadcasts

�� Translator & Narrator for agricultural publications and videos October 1997-April 2002

University of Florida/IFAS Communications and Media Services


�� Film Editor and Timer October 1995-March 1997 Color-Lab Motion Pictures Inc. Rockville, Maryland

- Preparing, cutting, editing and synchronizing sound for motion picture���s film

- Timing and Color Correcting motion pictures film

MULTIMEDIA ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS


�� ���The Ale House Food Safety Program & Direct Hand Contact Plan��� video. June 2000

�� ���Food Safety at the Tip of Your Fingers��� Training video and curriculum. July 2001

�� ���Tales of a Shaman��� A collection of original environmental short stories. 1984-1997

�� ���Musical ���Tales of a Shaman��� (Author & Director) Written for the Mater Amoris Montessori School, in Ashton, Maryland, for a cast of 70 children. May 1997

�� ���Mitu Ararauna��� 20 minute, 16mm film. (The journey of a Shaman struggling to save the Tropical Rain Forest) Screened ���FILM FINALS FESTIVAL���, Biograph Theatre, Washington D.C. April 29 & 30,1995

�� ���Warrior of the Darkness��� 3 min. 16mm film about the interaction between an autistic boy and his mother through a native legend. ���9TH ANNUAL IMAGE AWARDS LUNCHEON��� March 1995 L.A. California.

�� ���The Flamingo��� 5 min. video about the biology of the flamingoes. Series ���RESENA��� Foundation for the Development of Visual Arts Aired in Venezolana de Television/Channel 8, March 4, 1990

�� ���Bills, Legs and Feathers��� 5 min. video about the adaptations of birds to their environment. Series ���RESENA���, Foundation for the Development of Visual Arts Aired in VTV/Channel 8. February 5, 1990

�� ���When a Species Dies��� 30-min. video for conservation of birds. Funded by Wildlife Conservation International/New York Zoological Society. Aired: VTV/Channel 5. 6/2/89 & 9/5/89

�� ���Arte Vivo��� 7 videos (endangered fauna in Venezuela). VTV/Channel 5, January-March 1989

TEACHING AND CONSULTANT EXPERIENCE


�� Assistant Journalist for IUCN-US, World Conservation Union for the IV Congress on National Parks, Venezuela, February 1992. Washington D.C. August-December 1991

- Established a permanent system of communication and distribution of information

�� Consultant in Eco-Tourism and Wildlife for Lost World Adventures Agency. 1991-1993

- Organization of educational ecological tours

- Established relations with Venezuelan Non-Governmental Organizations

�� Trilingual Eco-Tourism Leader and Instructor in Venezuela March 1985-1993

- Developed educational ecological expeditions for international travel agencies

�� Represented BIO-Tour/GBS C.A. TRAVEL MART LATIN-AMERICA, COSTA RICA 1990

�� Consultant for BIO-Tour/GBS C.A. December 1988- June 1999

- Feasibility analysis for implementing Eco-tourism programs in Venezuela

�� Instructor ���INTRODUCTION TO BIRD WATCHING��� Audubon Society of Vzla. 1988-1989

�� Teacher Assistant, course ���BIOLOGY OF BIRDS���. Universidad Simon Bolivar. 1985-1988

�� Consultant for FUNDACION TERRAMAR S.C. September 1988

- Training on identification and census of birds on La Blanquilla Island

- Study of the status of the Yellow-Shoulder Parrot (Amazona barbadensis).

�� Consultant for INSTITUTE OF NATURAL RESOURCES/USB. August 1988

- Trained personnel and collected ornithological data on the environmental impact of potential development on the delta of the Piritu River, Venezuela

PUBLICATIONS


�� ���The Legend of the Red Siskin���

- Bulletin of the Audubon society, December 1985

- Bulletin of the Venezuelan Ornithological Federation. February 1986

�� ���The Environmental Education Gets Established in the Continent��� Photographer. Author: Marco A. Encalada, Organization for American States, Washington D.C. 1993

�� ���Education & Environment in Andean Countries: Educational Strategies��� Photographer. Author: Beatrice Edwards, Organization for American States, Washington D.C. 1995

�� ��� Behavior and Biology of the Hawk-Headed Parrot in Southern Venezuela���. Stuart Strahl, Philip Desen, Jose-Luis Jimenez. The Condor Journal, U.S. September 1990

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED


�� Agricultural Communicators in Education/ACE 2001 Conference. Washington D.C.

�� EATT, Symposium on Food Security and Nutritional Education in Florida. Speaker. 2000

�� Ready, Work, Grow; A National Workforce Conference. Baltimore. April 2000

�� CYFAR 2000, Children, Youth and Families at Risk. Speaker, N.C. March 2000

�� Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival. Wyoming. September 1995

�� First Workshop on Environmental Protection and Leadership in Eco-Tourism. Ministry of Defense, Army Forces Co-op of Venezuela May 1991

�� First Workshop on the Biology of Conservation. Wildlife Conservation International/New York Zoological Society, Venezuela June 1990

�� Audubon Ornithological Workshop in Maine. Audubon Ecology Workshop in Maine. 1989

MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES


�� Florida Food Manager certification, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations, since 1997

�� Member of the Foreign Press Center, Washington D.C. since 1991

�� Member of the National School of Journalists of Venezuela, since 1989

�� Member of the Audubon Society of Venezuela, since 1985

�� American Pheasant and Waterfowl Association

�� International Waterfowl Association


VOLUNTEER WORK


�� Shands Hospital. Recreational Therapy for children Gainesville, Florida 2001-2002

�� Radio Fe y Alegria. Taught elementary education to disadvantage adults to prepare them to join the workforce. Venezuela. 1981-1983

�� Hospital San Juan de Dios. Worked with physical disabled children. Venezuela 1977-1981

LANGUAGES


Spanish (Fluent) English (Fluent), Italian (Speaking and Reading), Portuguese (Speaking and Reading)


HONORS


�� OAS (Organization of American States) Graduate���s Full Scholarship Washington D.C. 1992

�� Wild Wings/Underhill Foundation and Dorr Scholarship. Audubon workshops��� in Maine 1989

�� Wildlife Conservation International/New York Zoological Society. Grand for the production of the ecological documentary ���When a Species Die���, Venezuela 1987

1 comment:

Mayco Castro said...

Hello J.Luis,

You may want to check our blog:

tropicalstudies.blogspot.com

Regards,

MC