Tremendous job, effort and results from Friday's "Ice-Breaker" Videoconference Session. Congratulations to the great teachers and students, technologists, film and other support staff behind the scenes!! What a successful and promising beginning!!
As many of you know the Bungoma site was shut off from most of the “Ice-Breaker” session due to technical limitations of network and related in that West Kenya area. Not to say they were totally disconnected as you will soon realize once you read the great note just below from the Bungoma students and their superlative teacher, Mr. Bonaventure Masika.
And that is also the wonder of the Internet where we have many new and powerful ways to communicate, "live" or otherwise.
There are some wonderful ideas in here, suggestions, and great questions from the students of Bungoma, and for the students at our other remote sites. Some questions for our USA NYC students, others general.
These are some difficult questions that will take some time to address, but should be as part of the students’ research on this topic of endangered wildlife worldwide, and for our longer range project goals.
Such as - What wildlife laws are in place in the Western Countries (USA)? How can we stop poachers who are using super state-of-the-art technologies and weaponry equal or sometimes surpassing the wildlife protection authorities to spot and kill rhinos (even from the air), while evading detection?
What a lethal cat-and-mouse game we have here!
But within this piece below we have the seeds for kids combating the bad guys and gals. See their project goals, personal goals of the Bungoma kids!!
They also set down their specific research agenda for the Save the Rhino Position Paper - To Research where those black rhino parts are sold.
And lastly but not leastly, there is also a great suggestion in the following document from Bungoma that the students create a “hymn” or song to the Black Rhino and to the world. Marvelous idea. Let’s have the students write some lyrics and put a tune to it!!
And what a spirit from the undaunted Bungoma team!!.....See Summary Conclusions section below
As always - don’t hesitate to comment on this and related.
Thank you all.
OBSERVATIONS - OBJECTIVES AND ICE-BREAKER FROM ABSENT BUNGOMA FOR THE REST OF OUR SITES - NAIROBI, NYC, SCITUATE, AND THE WORLD!!!