Learn how climate change is impacting Edelsin Mendez’s community of coffee farmers in this video from FILMS BYKIDS: “My Beautiful Nicaragua.” Edelsin, a 12-year-old filmmaker, tells the story of how her family and community’s livelihood is threatened by a fungus, roya, that attacks coffee plants. The background essay in the support materials provides further details about the history and life cycle of the fungus and how climate change is creating a roya crisis in Central America. The background essay, discussion questions, and vocabulary terms are available in Spanish in the Support Materials.
Additional support materials are available, including discussion questions and teaching tips. For more environmental education resources, visit the Human Impact on the Environment collection.
Visit the Thirteen's website to see the full film and learn more about Edelsin.