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!

02 June 2007

Life at Flatdogs...

I have spent the last couple of days lounging around along the river at Flatdogs camp, observing hippos and crocs. My research has been going well, and I'm having the time of my life! The safaris, and the plethora of wildlife we have encountered are absolutely amazing. See you all soon!


Dad said...

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Stay out of the sun. (I know, that is hard in Africa.

Anonymous said...

Sounds Great!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bree, and everyone else :o)

Glad to see that you're all having a fantastic time - well done to Dr Alec and those that organised things !

Just letting you know that we're keeping up with all your exploits here in Pirbright and hope that you'll all stay in touch - if anyone's staying behind in the UK for a while then say hi - you've got our contact details.

BTW - we're unbeaten at the cricket since you watched us - must be a good influence !

Keep up the good work