Thank you Many Hands for Haiti for inviting Louiders and me to your campus to give an ecology lesson to the agronomy students! We hope the students better appreciate how protecting Haiti's ecology protects the lives of people and livestock.
Our 2-hour lesson focused on watersheds - how what we do impacts those who live downstream of us. If we plant more trees and protect the rivers and lakes, we will have more fish and cleaner water. Washing people and vehicles and watering animals away from the river helps everyone. We finished with a lesson on microbes in water and everyone received a kit to test for E. coli in their drinking water. If you find E. coli in your water it is a sign of fecal contamination! Which means diseases such as cholera could be present. After we finished someone showed up with two bouanma fish (carp) from the Bouyara River!