On Monday the Field School kicked-off with an introductory lecture on ecology and evolution given by Dr. Dino Martins. For the next two weeks the students will be learning about the flora, fauna and ecology of the Turkana Basin region, from the life cycles of different insect species and the diseases they can transmit, to the sustainability of producing energy from Doum palm nuts, and MORE!
One of the great highlights of the Field School is the opportunity to directly engage with current and exciting research and collect data out in the field on a daily basis. On the morning of Day One the students went out into the compound to gather information from the Indigofera spinosa shrub. This involved measuring the the hight of the shrubs and counting how many seed pods they had.