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Students engaged in the community and in their studies

Sunday afternoon the drums could be heard far and wide which drew hundreds of villagers out of their houses. Two drum/dance groups demonstrated their skills. Since Mackenzie had celebrated her birthday the day before, there was a special song for her performed by women of the two dance troupes.

The next day our students visited the primary school (grades 1 – 5) where they enjoyed recess time teaching the students to throw frisbees and participate in soccer drills. Our students also donated lots of school supplies and first aid supplies which were very graciously received.

Our final game drive afforded us the opportunity to track two male lions which were very elusive. After an hour of following prints in the sand and exploring tall grasses, we spotted them resting in dense shrubs which made it difficult to get photographs. We saw a few large watering holes populated with groups of zebra, red lechwe and water buck. At another watering hole, referred to as hippo pond, we saw submerged hippo bobbing their heads periodically while crocodiles basked in the sun at water’s edge.

During the game drive, students retrieved the motion-sensor cameras and once back at camp they worked in pairs to download the photos for their projects. Next is the analysis of the data for their presentations and reports.

We depart the Okavango Delta tomorrow (Thursday) to head back to Maun before we depart on Saturday to fly to New York’s JFK via Johannesburg.

Photos from our time with local community members and from our final game drive

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