Children from the Mayan village of San Pedro Columbia and the Garifuna village of Barranco came together for a week of activities relating to art and the environment. The camp is a collaboration between SATIIM (Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management), PACT (Protected Areas Conservation Trust), and CRC (Columbia River Cooperative).
The campers drew and painted, learned West African drum beats, toured an organic farm and botanical garden, visited ancient Mayan ruins, played soccer, and learned from SATIIM about the Sarstoon Temash National Park and the animals living there that could be affected by activities like oil drilling.
Posted By Amy Bracken
Posted Jul 19th, 2011
July 24, 2011
Nice, gentle film about a potentially violent assault on the forest. Makes me feel that there are important lessons to be learned from other successful mobilizations against oil. Also, could this approach be exported to other schools? How about lining up schools in the the US to adopt the S Temash forest and petition the government of Belize?