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The Intricate Beauty of Geology

Greetings from the hot and sunny Turkwel, Turkana! It's Mishy and Alisa reporting on our first week of the Geology module with Professor Patrick Gathogo. Let’s go through some highlights and key points: On the first Monday, February 5, we were briefed on safety measures (S, H, E) for keeping safe, hydrated [...]

By |2024-02-19T10:47:32+03:00February 19th, 2024|Featured, Field Schools, Origins Field School, Spring 2024, Sticky|Comments Off on The Intricate Beauty of Geology

An ecological shift: from Mpala to Turkana!

Hello all, this entry of the blog comes to you from Edmond and Phoebe, two students at the TBI Origins Field School.   On Monday (the day after we had completed the Great Grevy's Rally) we all flew in two groupsout to TBI Turkwel, Turkana County. Once at the Mpala airstrip, the tiny [...]

By |2024-02-12T22:33:08+03:00February 12th, 2024|Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Spring 2024, Sticky|Comments Off on An ecological shift: from Mpala to Turkana!

The Great Grevy’s Rally

The students spent their weekend at Mpala Research Centre taking part in a unique community science research project. The Grevy’s zebra is a distinctive and endangered species of zebra found in Kenya, but its exact population size is unknown. As a threatened species, knowing how many Grevy’s zebra remain, and their distribution and movements [...]

By |2024-02-02T15:37:01+03:00February 2nd, 2024|Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Spring 2024, Sticky|Comments Off on The Great Grevy’s Rally

Ecological adventures at Mpala Research Centre, Laikipia County

The first week of the semester kicked off with the ecology module at Mpala Research Centre (MRC) led by Dr Dino Martins, who is one of the world’s leading experts in East African ecology. The plants and animals found across the MRC are highly diverse and give students the opportunity to understand how topography, [...]

By |2024-02-02T15:29:51+03:00February 2nd, 2024|Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Spring 2024, Sticky|Comments Off on Ecological adventures at Mpala Research Centre, Laikipia County

The Spring 2024 field school begins!

Happy new year! I hope you all had peaceful holidays. The spring 2024 TBI field school is off to a great start. The students arrived in Nairobi on the 18th of January and we spent the first two nights at the amazing Wildebeest Eco camp in Nairobi. There the students had a chance to [...]

By |2024-02-01T16:14:10+03:00February 1st, 2024|Featured, General, Origins Field School, Spring 2024, Sticky|Comments Off on The Spring 2024 field school begins!

Ileret Hosts its First Astronomy School

Between September 24 and October 7, the Turkana Basin Institute site at Ileret hosted for the first time an astronomy school. This school provided training in astronomy and data reduction techniques to 10 South-African and 9 Kenyan students. The initiative is a new collaboration between the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project and [...]

By |2023-11-15T14:43:54+03:00November 14th, 2023|Astronomy, Featured, Sticky|Comments Off on Ileret Hosts its First Astronomy School

TBI Welcomes a new Chief Operations Officer and Chief Finance Officer

The Turkana Basin Institute is delighted to welcome our new Chief Operations Officer, Dr. CJ Jones, and Chief Finance Officer, Mr. Daniel Mbugua. Daniel Mbugua, CFO and CJ Jones, COO on a recent trip to Ileret. Daniel has over fifteen years of hands-on expertise in various leadership and management roles having worked in [...]

By |2023-09-13T10:29:38+03:00September 12th, 2023|Featured, From the Director, General, Sticky|Comments Off on TBI Welcomes a new Chief Operations Officer and Chief Finance Officer

Summer 2023 Field Schools Underway!

Jambo! The Summer 2023 Field Schools are underway!! This year, we have both an Origins Field School and a Global Innovation Field School, being led by Dr. Nicholas Taylor and Acacia Leakey respectively, with Teaching Assistant Medina Lubisia. We arrived in Turkana earlier today, having spent an amazing few days at Mpala Research Center and [...]

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