Intercultural Ecology Research for Waodani Students
Activities1. MONITORING OF FOREST RESOURCES: – Teach resource monitoring methods to high school students – Identify and map transects for resource monitoring with the students – Conduct resource monitoring with the high school students2. MONITORING OF COMMUNITY HUNTING: – Work with students and the community to facilitate self- reporting on hunting data3. LABORATORY TRAINING – Teaching basic computer skills – Facilitating microscope work – Coordinating general monitoring data: date of first fruiting for various tree species, daily weather conditions, rainfall etc. – Facilitating photograph and video documentation projects. Assist students with basic film storage and editing
Responsibilities• Starting off: – Full community meeting explaining the utility of monitoring forest resources and community hunting levels. (this will be a follow up to all resource management plan meetings started by Conservation in Action). – House by house consultation soliciting reactions and input and workshop on estimating weights, lengths and distances in metric. – Community workshop with certifications awarded by the high school to students and community members who are able to make estimations within 80% accuracy of weight, length, and distance measurements.• Monday-Thursday: – 7:30am-12pm (with 1 hour break from 10am to 11am) working with elementary school and high school. Workshops on the monitoring of forest resources and community hunting as well as laboratory training. – 3:00-5pm: Light supervision of the laboratory in the case that students want to practice using laboratory equipment – Possibly 1hour of assisting students fill out their hunting data sheets in the evenings when game is brought in.• Saturday : Daylong monitoring trips with students and community members• Sunday: Rest
Emergency Response• Daytime emergency in good weather: – Satellite phone call to arrange an emergency flight with transport to the Voz Andez hospital in Shell.• Night time emergency in bad weather: – Satellite phone call to the Military Hospital in Coca to arrange an ambulance to pick up the patient at the Shiripuno Bridge. If necessary they could coordiante with the Ministry of Justice to send an ambulance canoe to pick the patient up, but it would probably be safer and faster for a community canoe (with outboard motor) to drop the patient off at the Shiripuno bridge where the ambulance would be waiting.
Higene• Volunteers can wash their clothes in the wash- station near the Association. They can choose to bucket bathe there as well, or they can bathe in the Shiripuno River.• Volunteers can choose to go to the bathroom in the forest (burying their waste) or they can use one of the flush toilet latrines near the elementary school and wash station (this will be repaired by the time the volunteers start).
Accomodations Coleman Max 13 x 9 Family Camping