A little summer memory from U-M in Brazil.
University of Michigan alumnus and Pantanal Partnership co-founder Ethan Shirley shows Brazilian students a slideshow of bacteria during a class about water sanitation in a school in the rural town of Chumbo in Brazil. The U-M based student organization Pantanal Partnership conducts a series of basic engineering and water sanitation workshops at the schools in the towns of Congas and Chumbo, on the edge of Pantanal, the largest wetlands in the word. University of Michigan students teach pupils from Pantanal area schools the importance of clean drinking water and together they build sand-based water filters. The UM students hope that the kids will educate their parents about the water issues and that ultimately better water sanitation will help alleviate a number of serious diseases that plague the area. May 23, 2013.
Photo by Marcin Szczepanski/University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Senior Multimedia Producer