Interested in exploring the Turkana Basin? This summer, join us on an Academic Safari.
Explore the Turkana Basin & Kenya with Richard, Meave, & Louise Leakey in a two-week learning adventure designed for academic professionals. Apply now.
TBI’s Academic Safari is tailored to educators and other academic professionals who want to experience first-hand the paleontology and archaeology of the famous Turkana Basin. Through a combination of talks, site visits, and one-on-one conversations with leading scientists, participants in this program will gain a comprehensive overview of this scientifically important part of the world.
Planned dates for 2017 are June 26 to July 11. Cost for this program is $5,500 which includes all chartered flights, full room and board, plus other incidental expenses, while in Kenya.
For more information about this program, please call +1 (631) 632-5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View an impressive array of African wildlife during a stay at Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya, where elephant, rhino, wild dogs, buffalo, giraffe, and big cats are commonly sighted.
Visit famous fossil and artifact discovery sites such as Koobi Fora, Nariokotome, Lomekwi (world’s oldest stone tools), Lothagam, Buluk, and others.
Learn about classic fossil finds, such as ER-1470, Turkana Boy, Black Skull, and Kenyanthropus from the people who discovered them.
Explore Lake Turkana, the world’s largest desert lake, and take a boat trip to Central Island, a volcanic island and an important wildlife breeding ground.
Observe, first-hand, research currently underway in the Turkana Basin, explained by top scientists in their field.
Apply to the Program
PLEASE NOTE: for Summer of 2017, we will begin reviewing applications and making early admission decisions on April 3rd, so all applications must be received by close of business on Friday, March 31st for full consideration of the limited spaces available. The application period will remain open until April 28th for late consideration.