Zanzibar: Day 8

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Today I worked with the biologist/host at the camp to find possible plants that can be used as browse (food) for their Aldabra giant tortoise. I went through Zoo New England’s browse lists and contacted the dietician to find some … Continued

Zanzibar: Day 7

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Today we were supposed to teach science and conservation topics to children, but some large cracks had formed in the tubing to the school’s main water supply, so the priority was shifted to fixing it. We spent the afternoon digging … Continued

Zanzibar: Day 6

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Today was a long day, but it was quite fun!   I first worked at a local plant nursery doing some weeding, planting palms in pots, and organizing their stock. It was an impressive nursery. I saw tons of butterflies here, … Continued

Zanzibar: Day 5

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Today we started out by weeding a local organic garden that contained banana, papayas and eggplant. I noticed some of the plants I weeded out were some we have in New England, including couch grass, lantana, and Asiatic dayflower. It … Continued