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

Zanzibar: Day 4

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Today we hiked to a fruit orchard that’s used by the camp and local community for food. They grow lemon, banana, and papaya saplings, which we helped water this afternoon. It was exhausting work, as there were many trees, only … Continued

Zanzibar: Day 3

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Good afternoon! Today was a very busy day. First, we rode bikes to the turtle conservation center to do some work there. We cleaned the green sea turtles’ shells, scrubbing the surface to get the algae off. It was tiring … Continued