Fall 2014 Origins Field School Begins!

|Fall 2014 Origins Field School Begins!

The Turkana Basin Institute’s Fall 2014 Origins Field School has begun. Students arrived in Kenya on the 4th and travelled up to Mpala Ranch yesterday. It was a wet, rainy day – but we did get to see some amazing wildlife on the way to the campsite, including giraffe and elephant.

A Reticulated Giraffe watches us from the roadside

A Reticulated Giraffe watches us from the roadside

 

This morning we went out exploring and began our introduction to the ecology of the African savannah and the evolution of life and biodiversity. We climbed a beautiful kopje that gave us stunning views over the bush and plains.

Fall 2014 Field School students!

Fall 2014 Field School students!

 

Here are a few photos from our morning climb/adventure:

Exploring the kopje!

Exploring the kopje!

 

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Alex, Peter and Ned on the Clifford Kopje

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Sara climbing while Megan, Maggie and Melina watch

 

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Alex takes in the view

 

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Peter, Ned and Alex looking over the Laikipia Plateau

 

Students taking in the view

Students taking in the view

Check back soon – we will have a lot more to share with you!

 

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About the Author:

Hello! I'm Dino Martins, an entomologist interested in how insects keep the planet running, the biology of vectors and more broadly in the evolution of life and our role in a sustainable world. I teach for the Turkana Basin Field School and serve as the Academic Field Director and am a Research Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University.