Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Carbon and Culture

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POSTED BY: Denise Zmekhol

CREATED: Friday, June 20, 2014

Since Chief Almir first contacted Google five years ago, their partnership has flourished. The Surui have created a cultural map in Google Earth to preserve their knowledge of their territory including plants, animals and historic sites. They are also using Android cell phones equipped with ODK (Open Data Kit) to monitor illegal logging and measure the biodiversity and carbon stocks of their forest.

This lesson plan includes a short video to watch in the classroom and viewing guide for targeted discussion. To watch a trailer and learn more about Children of the Amazon or to buy the DVD please visit http://www.childrenoftheamazon.com/.

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