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Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education

by Fundacion Montecito
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education
Save a Bird from Extinction with Art & Education

Summary

SueTy, or "Whisper of the Bird" in Muisca language, aims to protect the endangered Apolinar's Wren by bringing environmental & birdlife education to a rural school at Lake Tota (COL). By developing a fun, creative model that combines transmedia storytelling, the children will also be introduced to various art forms. With their active participation at every creation stage, we want to empower them to protect their lake, while raising awareness of the general public and improving lake's governance.

$14,120
total goal
$12,665
remaining
10
days

Challenge

As the largest lake in the country, Lake Tota provides drinking water to 400.000 people, is home to 171 species of birds (10 are endemic, including our target-endangered Apolinar's Wren), and has a rich cultural history. Despite this, the past few decades have seen Lake Tota increasingly polluted by expansion of agriculture, fish farming, and urban runoff, which have already pushed two endemic species to extinction. Local dependant communities, and other species too, are increasingly at risk.

Solution

SueTy provides innovative environmental education through music & art to the children who live around Lake Tota. Our 9-month project uses transmedia storytelling for 5 topics with a combination of music, drawings, stop-motion, and birdsong to increase knowledge of the environment & its conservation, aiming for better practices and increasing participation. SueTy, which will begin with a rural school in Guaquira (close to the lake), will also fulfill the lack of music & art education in the area.

Long-Term Impact

Educating children about the importance of their local ecosystem will inspire communities to preserve their habitat & future by protecting Lake Tota. SueTy will not just raise awareness of nature conservation, but will also produce educational videographic content that we will publish to reach a broader audience. Our model promotes collaborative environmental learning that can be rendered in other threatened regions. Through SueTy we want to encourage young people to bring change to the region.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​fundacionmontecito.org
[Blog] SueTy
[Video] A preliminary music test
[Projects] Projects description, including SueTy
[Translations] Deutsche, Francais, Espanol

Organization Information

Fundacion Montecito

Location: Sogamoso, Boyacá - Colombia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FMontecito
Project Leader:
Felipe Velasco
Sogamoso, Boyaca Colombia
2019 Giving Season Accelerator
Donations: $1,466 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 35 (40 needed)
 
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