We’re now reaching the end of the first week of the field school and the students have been having a great time! They have also been working very hard, planning and writing their research proposals for the Ecology module. There are two main themes for this semester – Mosquitoes and Malaria; and the use Doum Palm nuts as a source of energy. The students will be collecting and analysing their data from tomorrow; and they will be presenting their results on Saturday. Dr. Martins and I are really looking forward to it.
One of the many highlights of this past week was when Dr. Martins took the students on a late afternoon walk down-river to some beautiful Tamarind Trees that were planted there during the time of the Arab slave trade. After a hot day it was really refreshing to walk in the river and enjoy the beautiful landscape.