Environmental Science faculty members John "Buck" Banks and Jim Gawel departed today with 13 undergraduates for a 25-day tour of Kenya to study sustainability and conservation in a developing country. The class will learn about tree restoration and food security, visit game and forest reserves and work with local efforts to improve urban planning and sustainable water management. Both the faculty and students studied Swahili in preparation for the trip. You can read about their adventures on their blog, Notes from the Field; we'll also post excerpts on Postcards.

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