Watch Day at Chug-Chug Geoglyphs

In the middle of the Atacama Desert in Chile—a place often compared to Mars for its extremely dry climate—hundreds of participants gathered for Watch Day at Chug-Chug Geoglyphs, where Fundación Desierto de Atacama led residents of the nearby city of Calama on a guided tour of the site. The guides assisted in the interpretation of the geoglyphs and led discussions on the conservation needs of the ancient and fragile figures, included on the 2016 Watch. The event took place on May 29, 2016 coinciding with Chile’s Heritage Day—an annual celebration that promotes awareness of the nation’s cultural heritage.