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Recent Posts

Below are the latest posts from the TBI Field Schools blog. To read all of the blog posts, please visit our main blog here.

  • Planting Seeds for a Ripe Future
    by Julian Kingston on June 24, 2017 at 9:13 am

      This week the Global Innovation team discussed their ideas for long-term projects. The five short term projects had covered major aspects of the community’s ability to develop sustainably and thus are important topics the group […]

  • A Journey into Evolution, Solar Energy, & Paleontology
    by Julian Kingston on June 24, 2017 at 8:43 am

    One of the great prospects that Kenya has is its abundance of open flat land and solar power. Because of this, photovoltaic, or solar panel systems are a very favorable form of obtaining energy for the communities that need it. Professor […]

  • The Road to Completion
    by Julian Kingston on June 21, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Classroom Relocation Project Building a classroom is no small task, but the Global Innovation team is up to it! Last week, after consulting with Mwang’ombe, the team was generously offered many materials from the TBI campus to conduct […]

  • TBI assists local communities in the wake of disastrous floods
    by Deming Yang on June 20, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    On Tuesday May 30th, a vast storm hit the Ileret area and brought an immense amount of rain. Within a short period of 9 hours, TBI Ileret facility documented a record-high rainfall of more than 200 mm (8 inches). This amount is much more […]

  • TBI makes a splash! Visiting Lake Turkana.
    by Dorien de Vries on June 20, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    It can get pretty hot here in Turkana, so this weekend the students made two separate trips to the massive East African rift lake to cool off and take a well-deserved break from their first module. On Friday and after a week full of […]

  • Where Problems Meet Solutions
    by Julian Kingston on June 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Classroom Relocation Project A new development arises: The day after Alan and Saffron moved the students out of their old classroom and into the dining hall, the local primary school received food rations from the government. (Up until […]

  • Into the field! Fossil hunting in our own backyard
    by Dorien de Vries on June 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    After a few classes, lectures, and labs, it was time for the students to try out their new skills in the field! TBI Turkwel is situated on the banks of the Turkwel river, right on the cusp of some rocky outcrops with sediments dating to […]

  • Origins Summer Program has begun!
    by Dr. Jason Lewis on June 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Karibu! Welcome to Kenya! Beautiful Wildebeest Ecolodge outside of Nairobi, where the students stayed their first night in Kenya (photo credit: Evelyn Glaze) On Sunday, June 4th, our group of students arrived in Nairobi after their […]

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