We arrived in Lusaka, Zambia at 6:00 a.m. this morning, and after a ten hour flight immediately took our bus to Livingstone which was another seven hour drive. We stopped in several towns along the way, and the people are extremely friendly. It is very neat being in Africa! I am getting more ideas about what I'd like to do for my study, and had fun recording bat vocalizations this evening. Tomorrow we will go to Victoria Falls! London was great, though expensive. It was a lot of fun touring around the city on the tube, visiting museums, and hanging out in pubs at night. Well, that's all for now!
In May and June of 2007, 13 undergraduate students from Northern Michigan University are taking a field course in Zambia. Most of the students are majors in the Biology department, and all of them will be doing short field studies of their own design while on the ground in Zambia. The group will be making a stop in London on the way, spending four days seeing Zambia/Africa-related British sites (Burton's tomb, Livingstone's artefacts at the Royal Geographic Society, the British Museum of Natural History, etc.) and adjusting to the time change. The course is being led by me, Dr. Alec Lindsay, a professor in the Department of Biology at NMU, and Dr. Jackie Bird - a parasitologist in our department. We have made this blog so students can hopefully post notes thoughts, pictures and discoveries to the world. This should allow classmates, teachers, family and friends to share in their insights and keep track of their travels. Not only that, but viewers of the blog can add comments to posts - please do! We would love to hear your thoughts. Zikomo!