In the last few days of the Geology module, students learned about the climate system in East Africa as a foundation for the sedimentology of Lake Turkana. Dr. Christopher Lepre, the module instructor from Columbia University, started with how the earth moves and how it affects the heat distribution between different climate zones, as well as how the movement of air masses affect seasonality around the globe. East Africa typically has two dry seasons and two wet seasons alternating each year. Currently, we are at the end of the long dry season and the landscape has been looking pretty barren. However, we were lucky to have some rain in the last few days and students had a chance to enjoy some (relatively) cool air brought by the storms. Some said that it had something to do with the El Niño and we may expect some more rain in the coming weeks. Let’s hope that the rain and potential flooding are not going to affect our upcoming field work!