Kenya: Course Details

Course Themes

  • Introduction to the ecology of East African savannah ecosystems
  • Inquiry-driven learning
  • Community-based conservation and participatory education
  • Models of conservation: national parks and community-owned conservancies
  • Field method techniques

A typical day in Kenya is likely to include:

  • Study at field conservation sites
  • Lectures
  • Student-led discussions of key course topics
  • Guided nature walks
  • Engagement with local communities
  • Open inquiries
  • Journal writing


Located in East Africa, Kenya is world renowned for its remarkable wildlife and cultural diversity.

“Not only did Earth Expeditions Kenya help me to open my heart and mind to new cultures, people, languages, and food, but it helped me to learn more about being a truly global citizen caring for the brothers and sisters around the beautiful Earth on which we live. “– Mary Carroll A., Charlotte, NC

Dragonfly Workshops Web-Based Learning Community

Upon acceptance into the program, students will join instructors and classmates in DragonflyWorkshops’ collaborative Web community to complete pre-trip assignments. After returning home, students will continue to work in their Web-based community through early December to develop projects initiated in the field, discuss assignments, and exchange ideas. All students should expect to spend two to three hours a week contributing to their Web-Based Learning Community from their home or school computer. Navigating the Web platform is easy–it’s designed for people with no prior computer experience. To learn more about this unique Web experience, visit

More Information

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