Turkana Basin Institute’s Origins Field School Semester Abroad Program in Kenya for Fall 2018

The Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) and Stony Brook University are pleased to announce our Fall 2018 Origins Field School program in Kenya.

All TBI programs start with a visit to the Mpala research center in Laikipia, central Kenya, where students will go on safari drives to see some of the iconic ‘Big Five’ species in a natural savanna ecosystem, and then on to TBI to explore the paleontological and archaeological wealth of the Turkana Basin, renowned for having preserved much of the evidence we have for human evolution. Classes are taught by experts in their fields.

Dates for Fall 2018: ~September 5th to ~November 20th.
Credits earned: at least 15 upper-division undergraduate, or graduate (including an Advanced Graduate Certificate)

Our popular Origins Semester Abroad Field School continues to attract students eager to explore the paleontology, archaeology, and ancient environments of the Lake Turkana Basin in East Africa’s Rift Valley, made famous by the Leakey family and their colleagues’ five decades of groundbreaking research into the origins of humankind.

Our program addresses the place that humans occupy in the natural world and how they came to occupy that place. It offers fifteen upper-division credits in geology, ecology, vertebrate paleontology and paleoecology, human evolution, and archaeology.

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Much more information about all of our field education programs can be found on our website: KenyaStudyAbroad.org. Alternatively, you may call 631-632-5800 or email turkanabasin@stonybrook.edu.