Striking a Balance

Off to Africa!
by Anna Flam -- March 6th, 2014

This afternoon I’m hopping on a flight to Gabon, a small country on the west coast of Africa.

 

I'm going there! Source: Google Maps, 2014

I’m going there! Source: Google Maps, 2014

 

The trip is for a one credit ecology and conservation course. Connie Clark and John Poulsen are taking nine Nicholas students on a tour around the country. We’ll visit National Parks and extractive zones, while learning about the National Conservation Planning. Along the way we’re all hoping to see some forest elephants and gorillas.

 

Off to the tropics, and away from this polar vortex nonsense.

Off to the tropics, and away from this polar vortex nonsense.

I’m looking forward to my escape from the MP dungeon and leaving my laptop behind. Check back in two weeks when we return, so you can learn:

– Was the intrepid group flying Air Ethiopia rerouted through Geneva?

– What wildlife did we spot?

– Did anyone try iboga root, and then run off to become a tribal Bwiti shaman?

– And most importantly, did anyone have a Jane moment with Tarzan Alexander Skarsgard?

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