Students all arrived safely!


All 14 Goshen College students of the 2014 Kenya Conservation and Research Methods in Savannas class arrived safely last night.  After three trips to the airport, the last at 2:00 a.m., the students enjoyed a short night of sleep at the Mennonite Guest House in Nairobi. Today’s plan is to rest, recuperate, and orient ourselves … Keep reading »

Traveling Light

When I travel I like to travel as light as possible. However, somehow I ended up in a profession that often has me packing more gear then a Sherpa. The class go together this morning for donuts and some bonding over packing the camera gear for the long journey to Kenya. We are taking 4 … Keep reading »

The Africa we don't know


Over May Term Goshen College students, 2 faculty and representatives from Foods Resource Bank (FRB) will travel to Kenya, Africa to hopefully embark on telling stories about the Africa we don’t know or see. As the faculty member who is teaching the documentary portion of this class I have stressed to my students to not … Keep reading »

Kenya Conservation & Research Class – 2014

The 2014 Conservation & Research Methods in Savannas class blog is about to launch. We just need the students! The students are eagerly finishing up the semester in Goshen and will fly to Kenya on Tuesday April 29th.  After spending 2 nights in Nairobi, we’ll make the 4 hour drive to Mpala Research Centre, our … Keep reading »