DeforestACTION in Korea...
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There are fun things happening with DeforestACTION in Korea!
I went to my first Korean school to connect students and teachers with DeforestACTION, and it was great! I met the principal and a few of the school's English teachers and science teachers. They all seemed very excited about the project. It will be a good way for their biology classes to learn about the rainforest ecosystem, and a good way to practice speaking English with native English speakers. English education is a very high priority in Korea, so it works well that DeforestACTION will be beneficial to students in more than one class. Through my job at the English Village I have worked closely with about 40 KoreanEnglish teachers on ways to bring drama based learning activities into their classrooms, and I'm sure they would all want their students to be a part of DeforestACTION!
Another exciting update is that the English Village is going to create a live musical about saving the rainforest and orangutans of Borneo for their upcoming season! The performance will be the story of a boy who goes to Borneo, and an illegal logger who is cutting down the homes of orangutans. In the end the logger has seen the error of his ways and the boy, logger, and orangutan become friends. The show will start with the boy introducing himself by singing my song about going to Borneo! This show is performed two times a day, six days a week, for three months and at the end of every performance will be information about DeforestACTION!
A few days ago I was asked by one of my friends to perform a live version of my song "To Borneo" at a cafe in Seoul, South Korea. It was great, and I got to talk to a lot of people about DeforestACTION and Project Borneo 3D. I even met someone who is going to be volunteering in Borneo in a few months with a different project. What a small world! If you'd like to see the live, jazzed up version of the song, please follow this link...
And the last exciting news from Korea at the moment is that DeforestACTION has been nominated for the BBC and Newsweek's World Challenge 2011. This is an exciting competition for projects that take new approaches to solving world problems in a sustainable way...basically DeforestACTION. The 12 finalists will be announced July 11th, so keep your fingers crossed! They will be featured on the BBC World News and the viewers will vote for the top three projects who will all win a prize of large monetary value!