Junior Scientists Restoring Brazil's Rainforest

by Iracambi
Feb 24, 2012

Junior Scientists go to the Oscars?

Rafael getting ready to check stream flow
Rafael getting ready to check stream flow

Hey everyone and greetings from Junior Scientists @ Iracambi to our wonderful friends and supporters across the world, 

If you've been wondering what has been going on down in our neck of the woods, here's a catchup report. We have just come to the end of the summer holidays (we live in the southern hemisphere, right?) and the Junior Scientists will reconvene this weekend. Stop press: due to popular demand we will now be increasing the number of students from 90 to 150 every month.

And although you may think that during the tropical summer we divide our time between lazing in hammocks and practising samba for Carnaval, we've actually been pretty busy. First off, we entered the GlobalGiving video competition, and you can find our video posted on our project page. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/brazils-junior-scientists-restore-rainforest-iracambi/ Please check it out and forward it to your friends!

The timing of the competition was a little difficult for us since our Junior Scientists were out of school - most of them down on the farm helping out with farm chores. (With maybe a little samba on the side.) But we were twice blessed, first by the arrival of Rich who volunteered to make our film, and then by Rafael who volunteered to show us what being a Junior Scientist is all about. 

Not that most of us had the smallest idea how much time it takes to come up with a three minute film... but hey, we did it. And we'd like to send a big thank you to everyone involved.

If you like the project please keep supporting us as we recruit more young guardians of the forest. It's one of our most successful projects, and we're thrilled that you continue to be part of it..   


.....and water quality
.....and water quality
Sound technician
Sound technician



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Location: Rosario da Limeira, MG - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​en.iracambi.com/​
Project Leader:
Binka Le Breton
Rosario da Limeira, Minas Gerais Brazil

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