Combine your passion for science with wilderness exploration and cultural learning
Experience a combination of cultural exposure, outdoor skills, and scientific research in the heart of Tanzania. On this course, you will combine backpacking with cultural interactions and scientific study and serve as a member of an international research expedition. The course starts with a week of backpacking, followed by a one-day safari in Ngorongoro Crater, and finishes with over two weeks conducting scientific research on Mt. Kilimanjaro—and possibly summiting Africa’s highest peak.
Learn about lifestyles different than yours as you visit Maasai villages. Spark your curiosity as you observe lions and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Challenge yourself to embrace new ideas and physical challenges as you conduct research on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. More than that, develop your leadership skills as you live in a close community with others who share your passion for science. Mentors from the University of Wyoming and the Alpine Science Institute of Central Wyoming College, Maasai cultural liaisons, and NOLS instructors will provide guidance and opportunities for leadership throughout the course. You’ll walk away with new skills, leadership experience, research data from your own field work, and a foundation to help you craft your own scientific and cultural explorations. If you’re looking for an experience that prepares you for leadership in an interconnected world, this is the course for you.