"CPIA students" from Atiti'a.

 

 

The day began at 8:30 AM with a presentation of the Moorea Biocode Project and for the first time, a presentation on the objectives and accomplishments of the Ethnocode Project.

After that, each of the CPIA students gave a presentation on the plant that they have been studying and cultivating in the Atiti'a botanical garden, covering the biology, traditional uses, and legends of their plant. The group then accompanied the students and members of the association Te Pu Atiti'a to the botanical garden where their plants were growing, giving the students an opportunity to elaborate on the uses and biology of their species. While there, Hiro Isidore shared the legend of the Ati or Tamanu tree and the legend of the uru (breadfruit tree).

To finish the day, we accompanied the students back to the Gump Station in the Biocode lab to sample their specimens and to enter their data in the database; we concluded with a DNA-extraction demonstration in the molecular lab.

 

 

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