Field trips, lab exercises, and lectures throughout the Field Education Program will include the following:

  • Field transects & landscape mapping
  • Comparison of modern and prehistoric flora and fauna
  • Hands-on experience with fossil prospecting, identification, and taphonomy
  • Learning techniques of paleoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Practical training in archaeological and paleontological survey and excavation techniques
  • Field trips to important paleontological and archaeological sites, diverse ecological settings, and remarkable geological features throughout the Turkana Basin
  • Labs and lectures covering the latest topics and most current research in the Turkana Basin
  • Presentations on important human prehistory discoveries by senior paleoanthropologists