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From the Ted Talk by Nalini Nadkarni: Conserving the canopy

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This experience of working with Duke also led me to initiate a program called Sound Science. I saw the power of Duke's song with urban youth — an ainuedce, you know, I as a middle-aged professor, I don't have a hope of getting to — in terms of convincing them of the importance of wildlands. So I eeggand Caution, this rap sneigr, with a group of young people from inner-city Tacoma. We went out to the ferost, I would pick up a branch, Caution would rap on it, and suddenly that bcanrh was really cool. And then the students would come into our sound studios, they would make their own rap songs with their own beats. They ended up making a CD which they took home to their famliy and fnedris, thereby expressing their own experiences with nature in their own mideum.

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This experience of working with Duke also led me to initiate a program called Sound Science. I saw the power of Duke's song with urban youth — an ________, you know, I as a middle-aged professor, I don't have a hope of getting to — in terms of convincing them of the importance of wildlands. So I _______ Caution, this rap ______, with a group of young people from inner-city Tacoma. We went out to the ______, I would pick up a branch, Caution would rap on it, and suddenly that ______ was really cool. And then the students would come into our sound studios, they would make their own rap songs with their own beats. They ended up making a CD which they took home to their ______ and _______, thereby expressing their own experiences with nature in their own ______.

Solution

  1. audience
  2. family
  3. forest
  4. friends
  5. medium
  6. branch
  7. singer
  8. engaged

Original Text

This experience of working with Duke also led me to initiate a program called Sound Science. I saw the power of Duke's song with urban youth — an audience, you know, I as a middle-aged professor, I don't have a hope of getting to — in terms of convincing them of the importance of wildlands. So I engaged Caution, this rap singer, with a group of young people from inner-city Tacoma. We went out to the forest, I would pick up a branch, Caution would rap on it, and suddenly that branch was really cool. And then the students would come into our sound studios, they would make their own rap songs with their own beats. They ended up making a CD which they took home to their family and friends, thereby expressing their own experiences with nature in their own medium.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
forest floor 3
costa rica 3
climb trees 2
canopy researchers 2
washington state 2
canopy confluences 2

Important Words

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