Monthly Archives: July 2015

IN THE LIFE OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN

“I am often seen carrying random paraphernalia like balls, multicolored balloons, a ball of string, a mangrove seed besides the dusty chalky fingers. When I first got the call to volunteer at A Rocha Kenya in the Environmental Education Department (EE), I had no idea what was in store for me. But it turned out […]

SUMMER FIELD COURSE

As narrated by Cyrus Hester….. The 2015 Summer Field Course has been a very busy and exciting experience so far. We’ve visited local schools bustling with smiling children, watched hundreds of flamingos feed along coastal flats, patrolled dense forests with community elders, and watched baby sea turtles scramble for the ocean. We’ve also had the […]

ARABUKO-SOKOKE FOREST

The Arabuko-Sokoke forest is quickly getting tampered with. A look by the road can be very deceiving. Before you take a walk inside the forest one would think it is very much intact but alas! After a recent snare walk we found that trees are being cut at a very high speed by our own […]

BLACK TIP FRIENDS

Have you ever seen a shark? I have been lucky enough to see sharks…. well; I have only seen three sharks in my lifetime just a few metres from the backyard Mwamba Field study Centre. They were black tip reef sharks, all three of them swimming gracefully in a circular pattern very close to the […]

Bird Ringing at Mwamba Field Study Centre

Bird ringing can be a very entertaining experience. Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting a good number of visitors from different hotels around Watamu who happily arrived at A Rocha Kenya’s Mwamba Field Study center one early morning to join the whole team in bird ringing. The whole process of bird ringing Tying […]