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|Volunteer=   David Phil Turnipseed
|country=Ghana
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|Country=     Ecuador
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|Years=       1977-1979
|lastname=Johnson
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|Group=       Smithsonian Institution
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|Site=       Cuenca
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|Sector=     Forest Engineer/Exotic Species Trials/Azuay, Cañar, and Morona Santiago Provinces
 
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===Title===
 
 
Cultural Club
 
 
 
===Purpose and Approach===
 
 
Goal Two of Peace Corps states:
 
:To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
 
The purpose of the Cultural Club is to approach Goal 2 from a global perspective. The Cultural Club consists of me giving an informal presentation about any country in the world that they vote on, '''except''' America or England. The presentation usually lasts about an hour predominantyly filled with me showing them pictures and videos of the focused country's cultural practices and rituals (like cuisine, clothing, ethnicities, dances, festivals and architecture). In addition, the only time the students hear my voice is when I am answering one of their many questions. Furthermore, I excluded America because it is not the most influential country in the world as many people believe it to be. It is, in fact, '''simply an amplifier of other countries' traditions.'''
 
 
===Action Plan===
 
  
#Have the kids vote on a country.
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READ ME: I worked with another volunteer (Albert B. Kopf) on an 8-year old exotic tree species trials project centered in Cuenca, Ecuador and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution in cooperation with the Peace Corps. We, researched seed stock, procured seed from around the world, managed the nursery growth of potted tree seedlings, planted new plots, and measured up to 8-year old tree plots in a project to research alternative tree species that could be used to help commercially reforest the very deforested Andes Mountains of the southern sierra and serve as alternative tree species to the two principal commercial tree species grown in the tropical world (i.e.,''pinus radiata'' and ''eucalyptus globulus'').  We supervised up to 15 man crews in this reforestation project in southern sierra of Andes Mountains in Ecuador.  We continued the R&D of this 8-year ongoing exotic and native tree species experimental plots in various climates through mountains and into foothills of the Amazon Basin in the Provinces of Azuay, Cañar, and Morona Santiago. We published 2 non-refereed final reports to the cooperating and interactive agencies (i.e. USAID, FAO, CARE, Host-country development agencies). We also worked to access funds through grants for community projects such as nurseries, potable water, and bridge construction in the pueblos surrounding the metropolitan Cuenca area.
#Wikipedia and Wikitravel! It contains the most comprehensive information on all countries. I would gather and write the following facts/stats on the board:
 
*Date of creation/independence
 
##Population (and comparison to Ghana)
 
##Land Size (and comparison to Ghana)
 
##Type of government and its head
 
##Capital city
 
##Religions (percentage)
 
##Local greetings
 
##Fun fact
 
#Next, I would google and search YouTube for pictures and videos for the following:
 
:Pictures of teh country's different ethnicities
 
:Picutres of the 3 largest cities or most significant places
 
:Pictures of cuisine and its ingredients
 
:Play cultural music as you show the pictures of places
 
:Videos and pictures of 3-4 distinctive traditions or festivals (5-10 minute long videos)(There is software that allows you to download YouTube videos.)
 
:UNICEF makes a series of books called Children Just Like Me.
 
  
For example for Spain:
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:Fun fact - Spain is the second largest tourism industry in the world.
 
:Naming customs consist of people having 2 surnames (father's-mother's).
 
:Distinctive traditions:
 
::Running of the Bulls
 
::Bull fighting
 
::Tomatina
 
::Flamengo (dancing)
 
  
===Budget===
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Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1979, La Suma de la Fase II de los Ensayos Exoticos en las Provincias del Azuay, Canar, y Morona Santiago (1976-1979), CREA/U.S. Peace Corp. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca, Ecuador, S.A., Final Report, October 1979.
  
Internet fees.
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Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1978, La Conclusion de los Datos del Cuerpo de Paz de las Especies Exoticas en las Provincias del Azuay y Canar:  Los Ensayos de la Fase I (1968-1978), CREA/U.S. Peace Corp. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca, Ecuador, S.A., Final Report, November 1978.
  
===PC Resources===
 
  
Not applicable.
 
  
===Project Reflection and Sustainability===
 
  
:Once a month is hard if you are a teacher, but once a term is good.
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:Have kids dress up in the country's attire or you dress up.
 
:Make the cuisine of that country.
 
:Teach the local dance.
 
:Have them draw pictures of what stood out most to them.
 
:Magazines and books instead of videos.
 

Revision as of 06:11, 29 February 2008


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READ ME: I worked with another volunteer (Albert B. Kopf) on an 8-year old exotic tree species trials project centered in Cuenca, Ecuador and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution in cooperation with the Peace Corps. We, researched seed stock, procured seed from around the world, managed the nursery growth of potted tree seedlings, planted new plots, and measured up to 8-year old tree plots in a project to research alternative tree species that could be used to help commercially reforest the very deforested Andes Mountains of the southern sierra and serve as alternative tree species to the two principal commercial tree species grown in the tropical world (i.e.,pinus radiata and eucalyptus globulus). We supervised up to 15 man crews in this reforestation project in southern sierra of Andes Mountains in Ecuador. We continued the R&D of this 8-year ongoing exotic and native tree species experimental plots in various climates through mountains and into foothills of the Amazon Basin in the Provinces of Azuay, Cañar, and Morona Santiago. We published 2 non-refereed final reports to the cooperating and interactive agencies (i.e. USAID, FAO, CARE, Host-country development agencies). We also worked to access funds through grants for community projects such as nurseries, potable water, and bridge construction in the pueblos surrounding the metropolitan Cuenca area.

Bibliography:

Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1979, La Suma de la Fase II de los Ensayos Exoticos en las Provincias del Azuay, Canar, y Morona Santiago (1976-1979), CREA/U.S. Peace Corp. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca, Ecuador, S.A., Final Report, October 1979.

Turnipseed, D.P., and Kopf, A.B., 1978, La Conclusion de los Datos del Cuerpo de Paz de las Especies Exoticas en las Provincias del Azuay y Canar: Los Ensayos de la Fase I (1968-1978), CREA/U.S. Peace Corp. Forestry Investigations Program, Cuenca, Ecuador, S.A., Final Report, November 1978.