I only have the briefest moment to update here at an internet cafe - we made it to London with everyone intact. There were a few minor hassles with the hotel, but we are now all settled and traveling about in the tube, on trains - seeing gravesites of lots of dead white men (Livingstone, Darwin, Stanley, Burton). More on that (and some pics) soon, we hope. But all families and friends can rest assured, your Zambassadors are safely traveling about the English countryside.
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!