Presenting our work to CONAF

November 20, 2014 By Isabelle Lazarus (University of Vermont)   Three weeks ago, at a casual visit to the internet café, our instructors were approached by the “upper ups” of CONAF (i.e. the bosses of Orlando and Felidor, the guardasparques from los fiordos) about presenting the research we collected from our month spent in Bernardo…

Our Trip to Palm Springs

November 28, 2014 By Karissa Killian (Westminster College)   Who knew that Namibia had a natural paradise so similar to that of Palm Springs in the United States? In fact, it has the same name: Palmfontein. Fontein means spring in Afrikaans and when we arrived in Palmfontein after joking about vacationing in Palm Springs, it…