After a big storm came through and dropped some much-needed rain (but also knocked out some of our network) your favorite Kedge field team found itself incommunicado until things could get up and running again.
Fortunately, all's back to normal, and not a moment too soon: yesterday marked the official start of Kedge classes, and we are pleased to say that it went excellently!
After our ten students piled into the Chief of Kawai's office (which he so graciously allowed us to use as our venue!), Alexa and I launched right into teaching the group about business basics (how local vs global markets work), and the pros and cons of owning your own business. After the business module, we introduced the basics of ecology, biome and ecosystem-level conservation, and niche theory. Finally, our brilliant colleague at the Anne K. Taylor Fund (AKTF), Elias , taught the team the basics of using binoculars and birding, while we distributed binoculars donated by our fantastic donors at Optics for the Tropics! Even the chief sat in on the class, and expressed his gratitude for our work and presence in the Mara.
Next week's lesson: how to write a busness plan, teaching & sharing knowledge, and Animal tracking 101!