GHEA: GPS+ Camera+Empowerment


Project Leaders: Thomas McGovern (project owner)
Andy Dugmore
Daniel McGovern
Anthony Newton

Project Type: GHEA Project

GHEA Project Collaborators

Start: June 2009
End: Ongoing

Project website: www.nabohome.org

Summary

The GPS+Camera Project was originally a response by the 2007-2010 NABO International Polar Year Project, Dr. Perdikaris' ongoing NSF Islands of Change Project, and the Kid's Archaeology Project - Iceland (KAPI) to community concerns in Iceland that local place names and folktales were being lost as elders passed away. Since 2009, the project has expanded dramatically and now includes Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean. The GPS+Camera Project is in talks with schools in New York City and Scotland for further expansion of the project. GPS+Camera Iceland - the Kids' Archaeology Project Iceland (KAPI) The GPS+Camera Project was originally created in response to community concerns in Iceland that the many local place names were being lost as elders died. The project in Iceland provides Garmin GPS units and sturdy 10 MP digital cameras to the KAPI group who have used these to conduct place-based elder interviews that record place name, surroundings, and ethnographic information. This data is being collected with help from the Icelandic National Placename Institute in Reykjavik, Husavík Museum, & a generous donation of base map software from Garmin Iceland. GPS+Camera Antigua and Barbuda - Sir McChesney George Secondary School The GPS+Camera Project in Barbuda is currently being fully integrated into the formal education system of Sir McChesney George Secondary School. The GPS+Camera Project in Barbuda asks one essential question per year, related to human-environmental interaction over time, and examines that question in one week-long student research projects in seven different subject areas. Student research is recorded in writing, photos and videos and is uploaded to the GPS+Camera Website. June, 2012 will be the pilot summer for the GPS+Camera Project in Barbuda and the year-long curriculum will begin in fall of 2012. The website will also be operational by the end of June, 2012.

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GPSCamera_June_2012_Pilot_Projects.png

GPS+Camera Pilot Project research for summer June, 2012.

What_is_Place-Based_Education.docx

A brief description with bibliography of how the GPS+Camera understands Place-Based Education (PBE).

GPSCamera.docx

A brief description of the GPS+Camera Project and the June 2012 Pilot Project.

What_is_TEK.docx

A brief description and bibliography of how the GPS+Camera Project understands Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK).

What_is_the_GPSCamera_Project.docx

A bullet point description of the GPS+Camera Project and Website.

Website_Visual_with_Explanation.jpg

A visual representation of the GPS+Camera Website. The GPS+Camera Website will be piloted in the June, 2012 project and will be fully operational by the end of summer 2012.

What_is_Education_for_Sustainability.docx

A brief description with bibliography of how the GPS+Camera Project defines Education for Sustainability.

GPSCamera_Orkney_Poster.pptx

The poster for the May, 2012 Sustainability and Heritage conference hosted by Orkney College.

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