OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more


Recent comments

(1) View all

Another example (to build on Tricia's response), is in the bird-ecology curriculum. The class begins with learning (or re-learning) the traditional and often species-specific names of birds in Q'eqchi', and learning about the reasons or stories behind the nomenclature. Often the folklore provides insights into the importance of ecological conservation of these species, in a more accesible way. Then based on these lessons, the class expands into Latin nomenclature, as well as Spanish and sometimes English. And into the broader ecological concepts introduced by the Q'eqchi' ornithology-lore.