Denver teens deliver drone they built to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, hope to fight poaching

Max Alger-Meyer and Nathan Lepore also got to show off their drone to the east African country’s president, who returned the favor with a tour of his cattle farm.

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Two Denver teens have delivered a drone they built to a Rwandan game park.

Max Alger-Meyer and Nathan Lepore also got to show off their drone to the east African country’s president, who returned the favor with a tour of his cattle farm.

In an email Monday from the Rwandan capital, an official with the nonprofit that organized the teens’ trip says they visited Akagera park last week to hand over their drone and train rangers to use it to spot brushfires and survey hard-to-patrol areas.

Ryan Grundy, who is associate director of the Global Livingston Institute, adds Rwandan President Paul Kagame welcomed the two recent graduates of a Denver School of Science and Technology campus, the park’s manager and others to his home and farm on Sunday.

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