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August 10: Goodbye, Kenya!

On this, our final day of Earthwatch, Team 3 shared some final thoughts before heading home:

Lisa Mills  Lisa Mills: Words really can’t describe the things I have experienced in Kenya. If I try to put it into words, I would say I have experienced culture, religion, history, education, kindness, friendship, delicious food, and strange smells. What a trip! Kwaheri, Gazi.

Liu_2  Aifan Liu: I can’t believe that we’re leaving already. There’s still a lot of work to do – more trees to plant, more plots to measure… come on, new volunteers!

Kim_face  Sandra Kim: Jambo! I am overwhelmed with emotion this morning. I have not only learned so much, but I have also made friends. I want to thank Martin, Kairo and their team for opening my eyes, for teaching me so much and making my experience great. This trip has left and imprint on my life!!

Mike_cribbsMike Cribbs: Wow! What a trip. It is hard to believe that the end is here. The days were long, filled with hard work, great meals and lots of soaking in of the local culture. I will miss the “team”, the village and its people but am anxious to get back to my family.

Rowan in IndoRowan Mackenzie: Awesome experience – far exceeded my expectations. Hard work at times but very rewarding – beautiful mangroves, beautiful Kenyan people and great Earthwatch Team to share this journey with. I have received so much from this and hope that I’ve contributed in a small way to making the world a little better. 

Randy photos 004Randall Hamilton: What an experience! I was overwhelmed by the joyful attitude of the entire village. Being able to aid the scientists on such an essential project was very gratifying. Lifelong friends have been made and a greater appreciation of the human spirit worldwide. Fantastic journey. 

Colleen Kredell: I knew that coming to Kenya for this trip would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but I couldn’t have possibly dreamed of it being this great. From the Earthwatch and KMFRI teams to the people of Gazi and everyone in between that we met, I will forever be indebted for both their generosity and willingness to share knowledge and culture. I will be back, and next time with diving boots and better Swahili. Asante sana, Kenya!


So glad everything was great -- and that you're all coming home now to tell us all about it. But where's YOUR photo, Coll??

Matt | Posted Fri 13 Aug 2010 10:43AM

I miss Kenya, Gazi, Mama Nicco's cooking, the team and I even miss the cats fighting noises!!!....

Sandra Kim | Posted Mon 16 Aug 2010 8:20AM

Hello My name is Rod Tuttlebee how can i become part of this ifeel a need to contribute.Is there va form to fill out or What is the process to follow Is there a criteria set to take part.

Please send all information. Thanks Rod Tuttlebee

Rod Tuttlebee | Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 9:53AM

Rod, thanks fort your interest. Here's a link to a page on the Earthwatch Institute's web site with information on contributing.

In addition, you can donate your time and energy by participating hands-on in Earthwatch research, just as our Alcoa Earthwatch Fellows did. Here's a link to some information on participating directly through Earthwatch:

Thanks and best regards,

Brad Fisher
Earthwatch Editor

Brad Fisher | Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 9:54AM

this partnership is great... it's is a good chance to all people helping to better world.

Paula Aguiar | Posted Tue 01 Mar 2011 6:01PM

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