All groups participating in the GPS+Camera project conducted interviews today. The Social Studies group invited in Gene Cephas, revered as one of the top cattle herders in Barbuda, although he no longer herds cattle. Gene Cephas provided students with a wealth of information and stories regarding how cattle herding practices in Barbuda have changed over time. Students were also excited when Mr. Cephas rolled up his pant leg to reveal a scar from a bull horn. After an exciting morning, students recorded their knowledge of cattle herding practices in Barbuda, past and present, on video-camera to be shared with the local community this coming Thursday. For the remainder of the week, students will be practicing their presentation and hopefully conduct their 6th interview with Sir Eric Burton, a gentleman who has a long history as a parliamentary representative for Barbuda and the one-time owner of several hundred heads of cattle, sheep, goats, and horses.
Dan McGovern is a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research interests include the role of education in community-based climate change adaptation, Education for Sustainability, Place-Based Education, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Education in Emergencies, connections between Sustainability and Conflict, and community-based monitoring and research.
About UsThe Human Ecodynamics Research Center (HERC) at the CUNY Graduate Center is coordinating the effort of scholars in a formal research collaborative addressing crucial issues of sustainability, resilience, and the future of humans on earth. This blog follows the exploits of two of these projects: the GPS+Camera Project and a Brooklyn College GIS field school.