Our amazing Africa experience has come to an end – time rushed by at an astonishing speed! We did have a fantastic last day though: a closing ceremony with Drs Richard and Meave Leakey. After an inspiring speech by Richard Leakey, students received a beautiful TBI Field School certificate. What a great last day! The next morning we left our beautiful home of 10 weeks to head back home – in the rain! This was the first true rain we experienced in Turkana. Of course, there were emotional good-byes and yes, some tears were shed. We have learned a lot, had tons of fun, made new friends, and are undoubtedly changed forever. Kwaheri Kenya and TBI – Asante sana !
Hello, I am Anja Deppe. I am a physical anthropologist and am interested in all aspects of ecology and animal behavior. In Madagascar, I investigated how mouse lemurs (tiny primates) use their senses of seeing, hearing, and smelling to avoid predators. I am currently the director of the Turkana Basin Institute Field School and share my time between Kenya and Stony Brook University.