During the TBI field school, it is important to take time off from studying and have a bit of leisure time. When the students are constantly working, may it be preparing for an exam or putting together a presentation, it is sometimes hard to stop and take a break. However, we always make sure the students slow down and have fun once in a while. Fortunately, there are many ways to enjoy your free-time at TBI. On our day off, we normally take a trip to the lake. In our free time we also play soccer or board games and sometimes have hula-hoop competitions. Because the students love playing soccer so much, we started taking more trips after classes to the local field to play against some of the staff and locals. It is not only fun but it gives the students an excuse to run around and get their mind off schoolwork for an hour or two.
Hi I'm Jayde and I am the TBI Origins field school teaching assistant for Fall 2016. I recently graduated from Rutgers University and am applying to graduate schools to study geoarchaeology. I am mainly interested in reconstructing past environments and its influence on hominin populations.