Thursday, June 7, 2018

I don’t really want to do the work today

   On Wednesday, we had a change of pace and took a break from field work to visit the San Cultural Center and Kuru Art Project in D’kar. There, we learned about the San people, who were traditionally nomadic hunters and gatherers who lived throughout Botswana. They have since been relocated to villages, causing turbulent shifts in their cultural identity. The Kuru Art Project focuses on providing opportunities to San artists while also portraying their culture through their works of art. If you want to find out more, check out this website: The other half of the day, we learned about GPS systems and how to apply that knowledge in the field.
   Game Cam update: We caught two giraffes drinking from the watering hole last night. It is extremely rare to see these elusive animals on the ranch. We also saw a Black-backed jackal—these are the animals that keep us up at night with their howling.

A group of us standing in front of the San Cultural Center.

Our TA, Francisco, brought a tortilla press for all of us taco-starved Texans.

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