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Maasai initiation

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July, 2012

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On the move

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Sticking with the Maasai

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Maddie, initiate, and Alex

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July, 2012

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Initiate

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Serengeti highway
July, 2012

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Serengeti highway
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Serengeti highway
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Initiate and Darwin

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Serengeti highway
July, 2012

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Darwin and initiate

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Serengeti highway
July, 2012

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Maasai boma

Boma sweet boma

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On the slopes of Ngorongoro
July, 2012

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Waterfall hike

New friends

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Waterfall hike
June 27, 2012

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iPhone picture pictured

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Waterfall hike
June 27, 2012

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Alaina and Kelly - go with the flow

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Waterfall hike
June 27, 2012

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Bob and Trevor

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Waterfall hike
June 27, 2012

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Alaina, Kelly, Trevor, Alex - watered down

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Waterfall hike
June 27, 2012

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Group hiking

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June 27, 2012

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Class

Powerpoint in the village

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Venussa and Alex
July, 2012

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Tanzanzite and Child Labor

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Meg
Via Via
Arusha
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Class with Alex

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Class with Dr. Jacobson

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ALMC Hospital
July, 2012

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Tuberculosis

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Bob

Look who is looking over Bob's shoulder.

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Mama Lydia's
Arusha
July, 2012

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Bob at the UN

bob at the UN

July, 2012

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Bob goes skulling in Tanzania

tarangire


Tarangire entrance
July, 2012

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When Bob met Obama at "the hash"

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The Hash
Arusha
June 29, 2012

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Helping with some local construction

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Waterfall hike
Arusha
June, 2012

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Hangin' with the zebes

bob and zebras

Ngorongoro camp
July, 2012

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Safari ex-spear-ience

bob with spear

July, 2012

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Fellow travelers

Lan Anh on safari

Lan Anh

July, 2012

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Jared in the village

Jared

July, 2012

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Meg on safari

meg

On Safari
July, 2012

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Joe on safari

joe

On safari
July, 2012

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Too funny

annie and dan

Closing dinner
July, 2012

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Sianga befriends a C-leon

Sianga

July, 2012

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Maasai, Oldupai, evolution guy

Sianga

Sianga and Charles
July, 2012

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Group at Oldupai

group at oldupai

Sianga and Charles
July, 2012

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Batook

batook

Batook
July, 2012

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Usa River

Joseph

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Joseph Kitia, former mayor of Usa River.
Joseph is a remarkable person - someone of vast and diverse knowledge, a true humanitarian, and a visionary.
I was also struck by his warmth and generosity.
July 2, 2012

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Itchy, itchy chickenpox

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Usa River
July 2, 2012

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UAACC

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Usa River
July 2, 2012

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Pete, Charlotte, and group

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UAACC
Usa River
July 2, 2012

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Chuckie, Pete and Bob

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Usa River
July 2, 2012

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David Read with Annie, Maddie, and Dan

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Usa River
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Darwin and cat

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David Read's house
Usa River
July 2, 2012

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A butter way of making food

churning

Trevor! goes Maasai
Women's Cooperative
Usa River
July 5, 2012

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Boy

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Orphanage
Usa River
June 28, 2012

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The roof of Africa

kili

Kilimanjaro
En route to David Read's house
July 2, 2012

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Arusha town

Flavor of the day: Arusha Rocky Road

rocky road

July, 2012

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Arusha cemetary

cemetary

Arusha cemetary
June 26, 2012

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Here rests Ahmed

cemetary

Arusha cemetary
June 26, 2012

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Pollenated bee

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Arusha cemetary
June 26, 2012

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Yellow, black, and pink

butterfly

Arusha cemetary
June 26, 2012

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Butterfly

butterfly

Arusha cemetary
June 26, 2012

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Village life

River's edge

river's edge

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Biofuel

biofuel

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Window

window

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Door

door

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Mud wall

grace shop

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Putting the cart before the man

cart

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Bananas in a tree

bananas

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Homestay bros

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Abraham Peter
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Happy

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Waiting

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Smiling

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June 27, 2012

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A wheel good time

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Child

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June 27, 2012

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Sustenance

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Bunny - sustenance?

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June 27, 2012

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Meru

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Ilkading'ga
July, 2012

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Grace shop

grace shop

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Selian Hospital grounds

Selian

July, 2012

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Safari

My mane man

lion

Serengeti
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Alert

lion

Serengeti
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You can't hide those lion eyes

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Serengeti
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The descent of lion

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Serengeti
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Cape-a-bull

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Cape buffalo
Serengeti
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Hi, High, Hy

hyena

Hyena
Serengeti
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Zebras on the move

zebras

Serengeti
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Hyrax

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Serengeti
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At hyr resolution

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Serengeti
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Self-portrait

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Serengeti
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Contemplation

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Manyara entrance
July, 2012

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And self-reflection

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Manyara entrance
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Getting tick offed

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Vervet monkeys
Serengeti
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Looking bluish

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Vervet monkey
aka "blue balls"
Serengeti
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Practicing bipedalism - "look ma, no hands"

vervet

Serengeti
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Mouse

mouse

Serengeti
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Tarangire entrance

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Trevor! and Meg
Tarangire
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Birds

Superb starling

starling

Lamprotornis superbus
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Hildebrandt's starling

starling

Lamprotornis hildebrandti
Family Sturnidae
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Plover royalty

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Crowned Lapwing or Crowned Plover (Vanellus coronatus)
Serengeti
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Fishing royalty

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Kingfisher
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Cranial royality

crowned cranes

Crowned cranes
Serengeti
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Zazu

hornbill

Crowned Lapwing or Crowner Plover (Vanellus coronatus)
Serengeti
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Power step

goose

Egyptian goose
Serengeti
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Reflection

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Crowned Lapwing or Crowner Plover (Vanellus coronatus)
Serengeti
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Marabou eye

Marabou stork

Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)
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Hammerhead

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Hammerkopf ((Scopus umbretta))
Serengeti
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Two raptors

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Serengeti
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Guinea fowl

guinea fowl

Serengeti
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Ibis

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Mama Lydia's
Arusha
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Variable sunbird

sunbird

Cinnyris venustus
Usa River
July 2, 2012

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Struttin' her stuff

hen

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Reptiles

Agama

agama

Serengeti
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Hey Trevor! Look.

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Leopard Tortoise
Stigmochelys pardalis
Family: Testudinidae
Arusha Museum
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Snake skin

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Tarangire entrance
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Bugs

Fly on vervet poop

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Tarangire
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Butterfly

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Tarangire
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Moth

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"Slimy yet satisfying"

grub

Quoth the Pumba
Grub
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Flora

Sausage tree

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Kigelia africana
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Art

Roadside art

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Facing art

art

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Landscape

Kopje

kopje

Serengeti
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Pride Rock

kopje

Serengeti
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Sunset

Serengeti sunset

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Serengeti
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Tanzania itinerary - June, 2012 - July, 2012 - under construction

+ June 26, 2012
Morning discussion at Mama Lydia's
Arusha Town - scavenger hunt
Swahili lesson
Opening dinner
Students stay at Centre House
I stay at Mama Lydia's

+ June 27, 2012
Arusha Waterfall hike
Monkey's in trees
Dinner at Khan's BBQ
Students stay at Centre House
I stay at Mama Lydia's

+ June 28, 2012
Drive to Usa River
Tour of the Orphanage by Macon and Miller Bianucci
Speaker from Foundation for Tomorrow
Students picked up by urban homestay families

+ June 29, 2012
Tour of the Selian Hospital
Tour of Arusha Lutheran Medican Center (ALMC)
Meet with Dr. Jacobson
Lunch at Café Aziz in Arusha
Fall and injury my right thigh
Swahili Lesson
Meet at Mango Hut for Hash departure
The Hash - I did not participate - found some ice to put on my contusion

+ June 30, 2012
Discussion of HIV in Tanzania
Alex Mziry
Simon
Lunch at Via Via - very slow
Meg's presenation on Tanzanite
Swahili lesson
Discussion about the day and homestays
Students return to urban homestay families

+ July 1, 2012
Aditya presentation on the Dar EsSalaam Bombing
Alex Heaney's presentation on Malaria
Dr. Babu discusses DOTS
Last Swahili lesson
Students return to urban homestay families

+ July 2, 2012 to Usa River
Joseph - Upendo Primary School
Visit Joseph's house
UAACC lunch - Pete and Charlotte O'Neal
Jifundishe Library
Walk to David Read's house
David Read - discussion of Maasai culture and growing up among the Maasai
Daladala and cars back to Arusha
Students return to urban homestay families

+ July 3, 2012
ICTR
Lunch at Maasai Pizza
Student's move out of urban homestays
Dinner at Impala Hotel
Students stay at Centre House
I stay at Mama Lydia's

+ July 4, 2012
SIC office
Annie Smartt's presentation on refugees
Erwin Kinsey from Heifer International talk on agriculture
Selamile's presentation on M-Pesa
Fourth of July Dinner and party, students prepared meal at Centre House including flag cake
Students stay at Centre House
I stay at Mama Lydia's

+ July 5, 2012
Women's Cooperative in Usa River
Demonstration of coffee and cheese making
We all move into rural homestays

+ July 6, 2012
Off-grid Electric with Xavier
SIC office
Lunch at Police Officer's Mess
Peter Lindstrom discussed Nature Conservancy
Emily Mitchell's presentation on vaccines

+ July 7, 2012
Drive to Maasai Village
Stop at The Crater on the way - have picnic lunch
Maasai Circumcision Ceremony
Feast on freshly slaughtered cow

+ July 8, 2012
Meet under "the big tree" in church yard
Venussa's presentation on education
Alex Martinez presentation
Lunch at Green Hut in Arusha
Afternoon at rural homestay

+ July 9, 2012
Depart rural homestays
Jared Naimark's Land Grab presentation
Lunch at Milk and Honey
Trevor! presentation on the Hadzabe
Dinner at Nick's Chicken
Group shots of springbok
Students stay at Centre House
I stay at Mama Lydia's

+ July 10, 2012 - safari
Leave Centre House for Safari
Tarangeri National Park
Camping at Paradise Camp

+ July 11, 2012 - Safari
Tarangire to Ngorongoro Crater
Lunch in the Crater
Drive onto Serengeti
Camping at Serenera

+ July 12, 2012 - Safari
Serengeti game drive in morning
lunch in camp
Kelly Gregg's presentation
Lanahn Le's presentation
Game drive and hippo pool in afternoon

+ July 13, 2012
Serengeti in the morning
Olduvai (Oldupai) Overlook, talk, and museum
Crater Campsite

+ July 14, 2012
Explore Ngorongoro Crater
Return to Arusha
Dinner at Pepe's
Students stay at Centre House
I stay at Mama Lydia's

+ July 15, 2012
Alaina's presentation
Final Reflections

With sincere thanks to my wonderful fellow travelers.
And to Stanford, of course, who made it all possible.
And to all the incredibly people who helped us in Tanzania - too many to list!

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Participants
+ Alaina Butler
+ Megan D'Aguiar
+ Selamile Dlamini
+ Joe Getsy
+ Kelly Gregg
+ Alexandra Heaney
+ Trevor Kalkus
+ Lananh Le
+ Alex Martinez
+ Emily Mitchell
+ Jared Naimark
+ Venussa Poovudikhul
+ Aaditya Shidham
+ Maddie Rich
+ Annie Smartt

Teaching Assistant
+ Dan Tuttle

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Created: July 19, 2012