04 March 2010

McGill Students visit the camp

The South Rift Resource Centre hosted 45 students and professors from McGill University in Canada for four nights over last weekend. The students were studying a variety of different courses including Environment and Development, Nutrition and Biodiversity, and Wildlife and Ornithology over the course of their 3 months in Africa, and used the South Rift region as part of their learning environment. The students visited the conservation areas, the irrigation schemes, had talks from local herbalists, leaders and resarchers and played football with a local school. Despite the fact that they were camping during the biggest rainstorm on record since the centre was established (with 27mm falling in one night!), they had a great time and assured us they would be back next year.