Junior Scientists Restoring Brazil's Rainforest

Oct 16, 2011

Junior scientists in the Field!

Identifying seeds
Identifying seeds

The rains come….

 Since the launch of Iracambi’s Junior Scientist project in July, about 90 junior scientists of the schools in Rosário da Limeira and Belisário have been making regular visits to Iracambi to learn about monitoring the environment. Their schools don’t have science laboratories so for most of the pupils (and for the teachers, too!) it is the first time that they have access to scientific equipment and learn how to use it. We have been measuring stream flows and water quality, and now we’ll start looking at soils.

 For weeks, we have been talking about measuring rainfall, butt there was never any rain! Finally in October, the rainy season has just started, so now we can see if what we talked about will work or not.

Measuring rainfall
Measuring rainfall
Checking stream flow
Checking stream flow
Steady hands!
Steady hands!



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Rosario da Limeira, MG, Brazil

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Binka Le Breton

Rosario da Limeira, Minas Gerais Brazil

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