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What are Field Activities (FAs) and how to prepare for one?

Updated: Aug 22, 2023


Defining Field Activities:

Each event comes with a specific purpose and a central theme of study. For instance, the latest Field Activity held between July 27 and August 1 focused on the fortresses of the mind, intellect, finances, and emotions. Accordingly, all activities were geared towards addressing these themes directly and indirectly. It's important to note that despite the event's primary focus, there are several other optional activities and training sessions available.


How to Participate:

For events in Zigurats and Havalon, individuals should get in touch with the MS coordination through WhatsApp at +55 (67) 9930-0067. Through this contact, one can register and choose accommodations. It's worth mentioning that this itinerary pertains to Field Activities. If you wish to visit the Havalon and Zigurats Recanto outside of these periods, it's also possible. In such a case, you'll need to reach out to the tourism team via WhatsApp at +55 67) 9803-3999, email: ziguraturviagens@gmail.com, or directly on the website: Schedule Your Visit - Come Explore the City Zigurats (visitezigurats.com.br).


Accommodation Options:

There are various shared lodgings, houses, cottages for rent, and a camping area for tents available.


Dining Choices:

At the Havalon Recanto, there is a restaurant offering buffet-style meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, there's a nearby canteen with snacks and light bites that remains open into the evening after dinner. In Zigurats, the blue inn's restaurant, located next to the pyramid, serves lunch and dinner. Furthermore, during the football matches (MDPL), there are various food stalls offering snacks to enjoy during the games.


Getting There:

Reaching the Havalon Recanto, Zigurats City, and the Dakila Research Headquarters is straightforward. If you're arriving from another state, the initial step is to reach Campo Grande, the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul. Subsequently, you'll take a 110km journey on the MS-080 road to Rochedo, where the dirt road extends for an additional 35km until you reach the Dakila headquarters.


What to Bring:

Clothing:

T-shirts, shorts or Bermuda shorts, a sweat suit, a light jacket, and a heavy coat for intense cold, a beanie, and a scarf. Long pants (like jeans).

A pair of proper footwear for hiking and long walks. A pair of soccer cleats (for those who wish to play football/MDPL), a pair of flip-flops, a pair of rain boots, or suitable rain footwear.

A cap or hat, sunglasses.


General Items:

Bath towel, bedclothes; blanket, pillow, and bed sheet for both covering and the bed. Personal hygiene items; soap, toothpaste, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

Personal medications; for colds, cramps, high blood pressure, allergies, etc.

Nature kit:

Pen, notepad for jotting down notes, flashlight, batteries, a lightweight chair or stool, a recorder (a cellphone can serve this purpose), a raincoat, and an umbrella.


Guidelines:

Wear simple and preferably older clothes as we will be in nature. The less baggage you carry, the better for transportation, storage, etc.


Avoid:

Excess baggage, bring only what's necessary. Valuables; we are not responsible for them.


Please note that these instructions are primarily directed at events in MS. However, field activities can take place in various states such as ES, SP, RS, MG, RJ, RN, and in different countries like Bolivia, Paraguay, the United States, Portugal, France, etc.

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