Whirlwind of Fieldwork

Name: Eller Mallchok School: Dickinson College Major: Biology Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Kenya & Tanzania We are four days into the Directed Research (DR) portion of our semester here in East Africa. Students working with Professor Kiringe are conducting research along the Kimana-Kikarankot River to assess water quality and availability; those working with Professor Shem [...]

The Endless Plains

Name: Samuel Katers School: University of Wisconsin-Madison Major: Biological Sciences Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania & Kenya After spending several months in East Africa, it has been hard for me to imagine how any new experience could possibly be able to surpass our previous adventures. However, the past four days of expedition in Serengeti National [...]

A Productive Meeting on Community Forest Reserve Research

Name: John Mwamhanga, M.S., Position: Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy & Socioeconomic Values Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania One of the main components of the SFS program is Directed Research (DR) which has two sections. First, there is research itself which involves proposal write-up, field data collection, data analysis and report write-up. Second, there is [...]

From One School to Another

by Kiri Brenner (Student Affairs Manager) and Dr. Bernard Kissui (Center Director) Center for Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania Education in and of itself can build up entire communities by boosting the competence and confidence of the younger generation who will eventually have the ability to transform a community. If you want to give everyone a [...]

Finals, Banana Thieves, and Expedition

Name: Kathryn Coates School: Old Dominion University Major: Biological Sciences Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Kenya & Tanzania Time has gone by so fast and it’s sad to realize how soon we will be leaving our Kenyan home. There are so many things to be missed here at the Kilimanjaro Bush Camp (KBC). The wildlife in [...]

Homestay in Tanzania

Name: Briana Halliwell School: Guilford College Major: Biological Sciences Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania & Kenya After a long stint of routine homogeneity here at Moyo Hill Camp, last Saturday we were granted the opportunity to get an authentic glimpse into the culture of Tanzania. The experience of my first East African homestay is not [...]

Breaking Down Imaginary Walls

Name: Elise Quebec School: University of Massachusetts Amherst Major: Business Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania & Kenya After three weeks of Swahili class, I have a solid foundation of simple greetings and phrases like hakuna matata, which I learned in my childhood while watching The Lion King. It’s funny how Walt Disney borrowed so much [...]

A New Normal

Name: Andrew Veselka School: Dickinson College Major: Biological Sciences Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Kenya & Tanzania If there is one thing I cant believe about this program, it’s how quickly one acclimates to it. That’s not to say anything about it is ordinary either. I never expected shooing 50-pound baboons off of my front porch [...]

Human Livelihoods and Conservation

Name: Christian Kiffner, Ph.D. Position: Resident Lecturer in Techniques of Wildlife Management Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania It’s been more than a month that students have arrived at the Tanzanian field station. The last several weeks were filled with lectures inside and outside the classroom, various exercises in the field, a full day spent in [...]

An Exhilarating Start at Kilimanjaro Bush Camp

Name: Tom Were, Ph.D. Position: Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Public Health Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Kenya It is now three weeks into the spring program here at Kilimanjaro Bush Camp (KBC), the SFS field station in Kenya. The program started well with the first week of orientation to the program. Most academic activities [...]

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