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Fall Newsletter

posted Oct 15, 2013, 5:19 AM by Ethan Shirley   [ updated Oct 15, 2013, 5:23 AM ]

Pantanal News - Fall 2013

BOM DIA! This summer was a success as we executed a variety of projects in a variety of locations. We worked with partners old and new, and we taught and learned from kids and adults in the Pantanal.
A group of students and recent alumni spent almost two full months at Nazaré Orphanage continuing a music education program. Together with our partners at the Ciranda Institute in nearby Cuiabá, lessons are now continuing in our absence. Some limited concert footage of the kids is coming soon!
A student group from UofM ran workshops at three local schools and in several rural communities about bio-sand water filters. Local kids helped out with the teaching their fellow students!
Other groups designed, built, and tested small-scale wind turbines and biodigesters which will be further developed and taught in a number of rural communities in 2014. This is part of a grant that we will work on with our partner non-profit ECOA of Mato Grosso do Sul. Kids teach classmates about water filters
      

Music teachers and students                                                                    Kids teach classmates about water filtration.


In other news...

There will be a fundraiser in Ann Arbor this fall. Details to follow shortly. 

Volunteers helped us run CPR/First-Aid and English classes in rural schools throughout the Pantanal region.

If you want to get involved or have any ideas, please contact Ethan at ethan@pantanalcer.org

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