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YEP Selection Camp – Day 8

6th of December 2009 -Day 8- Blog written by Lucie and Pawel

Today was less sporty than the previous days, but that does not mean that it was worse.

It started off with a presentation right after breakfast. The speaker was Dr. Roswitha … from the University of Munich and she told us a lot about India, mainly geographic facts and natural hazards occurring in the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Delta in north-eastern India and Bangladesh, the aim of our expedition.

After the first part of the presentation we were asked to prepare a survey and information strategy that we would eventually introduce to the local people to spread and collect information about the importance of river protection and mangrove conservation in that region. We came up with very interesting ideas about creating awareness, such as media (TV, Internet), education, posters, brochures etc., in different communities, as well as different social backgrounds. We had to think critically about what information we were going to obtain and how we were going to do that.

After having finished that task, we got back to our work on the video clips advertising Pangaea Project. We worked on that very long, until 10 p.m. but it was worth it- some of the videos were funny, some interesting, but all of them had a great way to get as many people involved in the project as possible. Shooting and cutting our clips was a great new experience for most of us who had not done that before. It was really rewarding to see the smiles on the faces of the Mike Horn Teams and our friends when they watched the videos.

Now we are all preparing mentally for the Raid that is going to start tomorrow afternoon, trying to get as much rest as possible. Wish us good luck!

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