Some day, I would like to teach English in Thailand and one of the sites I found said you needed to have a major in teaching and luckily one of my many majors is in teaching. In 2012 I attended Full Sail University’s Education Media Design and Technology program after I finished my Media Design program. I unfortunately did not keep my portfolio site up so I have had to dig through my things to find some work from the Education Media Design and Technology Program. I found a group project that I did which was a 24 hour video project about the Amazon rain forest. I found the script in Google Drive.
I made it in 2013 and it was a fun project. It was a great experience to work with a group that was located all over the world. We used Google drive to collaborate and create a script. I then did the voice over for the video using Garageband and sent it to one of my classmates and she made the video.
Here is the finished video! Make sure to stay for the end and you’ll see my name in the credits!
Here is the entire script:
One of the largest rainforests in the world is the Amazon rainforest! Home to one third of the world species, the Amazon rainforest represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, in its vastly diverse ecosystem. However several harmful factors, threaten the preservation of the rainforest almost everyday. Practices like logging, farming, and hunting can mean devastation to this rainforest. Every year the Amazon rainforest suffers a large loss from deforestation. The losses include loss of plant and animal life and not to mention the pollution that goes on during deforestation. This type of devastation is incredibly harmful to the forest, and also the tribes that live in the rain forest.
So what can we do to help the rainforest from reaching extinction before its too late? The best way to preserve the rainforest is by introducing tourism to the area. The preservation of the rainforest is important because tourism can help the locals of the Amazon rainforest support themselves financially. Tourism can help raise awareness to the area’s problems and also help preserve the area and minimize damage. Recently, the locals of the Madidi National Park created an Eco lodge called the San Miguel del Bala Ecolodge.
It has had positive effects on the locals and has provided the locals monetary support, as well as carve out and mold their changing identity. The local people who have migrated here from the Andean highlands speak the Quechua language. The oldest and best known is Chalalan Ecolodge in Chalalán on the Tuichi River, a successful community-based enterprise that generates significant economic benefits to indigenous communities.The cultures who find their origin here are the Tacana, the Mosete, the Tsimane and the Ese Ejja, all of which have their own language which pertains to one language group.
The protection and the preservation of the Amazon Rainforest is greatly important to not only the people of the rainforest, but to the entire world. Its a new year, new way to save the rainforest!