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Ileret Primary School Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro

Meet Margaret Shuoro! A teacher at Ileret's primary school. She became a teacher just a year ago but has already inspired many students. Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro Growing up Daasanach, Margaret experienced many difficulties. Battling through it all she became one of the few in her family to earn an education, going all [...]

By | 2018-06-20T13:19:55+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Ileret Primary School Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro

Short-Term Projects for Long-Term Memories

This blog was written in collaboration with Konnie Xu: Monday morning the team was energized for a week of finishing up their short-term projects, aimed at improving the daily lives of the Daasanach tangibly. This is to be completed within the two week period of the first course of the Global Innovation program, EAS 312: [...]

By | 2018-06-18T04:49:36+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Short-Term Projects for Long-Term Memories

Hydroponic gardening at TBI’s research facilities

In our effort to produce fruit and green vegetables locally, to supply the Turkana Basin Institute field stations at Ileret and Turkwel, we set up two successful hydroponics gardens. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in sand, gravel or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil. Michael Kibumba manages [...]

By | 2018-06-12T13:46:12+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Media, Photos|Comments Off on Hydroponic gardening at TBI’s research facilities

Thrown in at the Deep End: Ileret

This blog was written in collaboration with Sam van der Poel: On the morning of our first full day in Ileret, we were fortunate enough to witness a revered local gathering: a post-wedding ceremony. Typically the day after a marriage family members, friends, and neighbors gather to socialize and enjoy a goat. Men and women [...]

By | 2018-06-09T03:42:32+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Thrown in at the Deep End: Ileret

Elephants and Lions and Students, Oh My!

This blog was written in collaboration with student Emily Aviles: Wednesday night the Global Innovation crew went to bed early after dinner and a game of Uno to prepare for a game drive Thursday morning. While animal sightings are never certain on a game drive, the animals were cooperative and did not shy away from [...]

By | 2018-06-01T04:36:09+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Elephants and Lions and Students, Oh My!

On the Road Again: Global Innovation 2018

This blog was written in collaboration with Professor Rodrigo Peña: The Global Innovation Field School is on the road again. As we arrived to the Nairobi Airport, on Tuesday May 22nd, unexpected rain with low temperature was waiting for us. Even though the commute was long (almost 24 hours) and made us all exhausted, the [...]

By | 2018-06-20T13:36:51+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on On the Road Again: Global Innovation 2018

The Field School’s Final Weeks: Archaeology, Goat Butchery and Graduation!

The students were very busy in our last two weeks in Kenya. The Archaeology module took us to many sites around Turkana where there have been important paleontological and archaeological finds or where there is exciting current research. The students walked the Turkana outcrops in search of bones, stone tools and pottery. Through their studies [...]

By | 2018-04-25T16:23:02+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Field Schools, Origins Field School, Spring 2018|Comments Off on The Field School’s Final Weeks: Archaeology, Goat Butchery and Graduation!