The School for Field Studies is excited to announce the reopening of our Kenya Center for Spring 2019!
The SFS CENTER FOR WATER AND WILDLIFE STUDIES will once again be based in the southern Kenyan town of Kimana and led by returning Kenya Center Director, Dr. Moses Okello, an expert in African Elephant ecology and conservation. The WATER, WILDLIFE, AND COMMUNITY semester program will take SFS students on field excursions to Tsavo, Amboseli, and Chyulu Hills National Parks to study lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and primates up close. Students will explore how issues of water rights and availability have affected Kenya’s wildlife and human communities, and led to human-wildlife conflict. For a two-country comparison on wildlife and land-use, students will conduct a two-week excursion to northern Tanzania, including expeditions to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The semester concludes with a research project focused on ecology, resource management, and socioeconomic development in Kenya.
This program will follow the SFS model offering 4 core courses plus the Directed Research course, totaling 18 credit hours.
Wildlife Ecology (4 credits)
Techniques in Natural Resource Management (4 credits)
Human Dimensions of Conservation (4 credits)
Introduction to Swahili Language and East African Tribal Communities (2 credits)
Directed Research (4 credits)
SFS is now accepting Kenya applications. More information about our Kenya Center and programming is available on the KENYA PAGE of our website.