Digitizing TEK Initiative
Technology is a growing resource that has applications for a range of different projects in the ethnobotanical and anthropological fields. The Digitizing TEK Initiative is a new initiative Forager Foundation is working on that will bring together the latest in virtual reality technologies and app development to create unique resources that will help preserve Traditional Ecological Knowledge and promote it with younger generations.
Imagine putting a virtual reality mask on and being transported to the Panamanian jungle where a traditional healer takes you through an immersive journey through the forest teaching you about medicines and the history of his people. Or being able to walk through a local park in your city and opening an app to identify the plants you see and learning about how previous generations have used those plants. That is the hope with this new initiative. We are currently working on preliminary planning to launch this program soon.