Linking Classrooms, Amazon Threats and Newsrooms through Data

July 6, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Host Andy Revkin (@revkin), astronaut and educator Cady Coleman (@astro_cady), social studies teacher and National Geographic Education Fellow Kim Young (@9thworldhistory) and technologist Dan Hammer (@econohammer) explore how analysis of satellite imagery by high school students from Iowa to Massachusetts helped lead to a Reuters special report on mining threats to the Yanomami tribe deep in the Amazon rain forest.

The interface is a new educational satellite imagery-access and analysis hub --

The extraordinary Reuters special visual and text report on the gold mining threat to the Yanomami tribe:

Dan Hammer and Kimberly Young describe their effort and results here on the PBL Works blog:

A NASA story on the project:

This webcast is a production of Columbia's Earth Institute Initiative on Communication & Sustainability. Each Monday, mostly at 4pm ET, we do sessions focused on online paths to communication impact.