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Greetings from beautiful Botswana!

Dear parents,

I’m sure you’ve all been eagerly awaiting to hear from your children for the past ten days. As they are heading back into the Camp, we wanted to give you a glimpse of our camp life so far.

The Rite of Passage orientation provided important lessons on communication, conflict resolution, and community. However, our transition to the Learning Culture week in Maun and Conservation and Storytelling module at GO Camp challenged them to apply these important concepts in real time, especially during the module work.

During this module, students have been working with research scientists to collect data on the movement and density of wildlife in the Greater Okavango Delta area. Since the data collected will be adding to a long term conservation study for the government officials, they have been trained to recognize animal tracks, sight the predominant species, and identify vegetation, here in northern Botswana.

Warwick giving a detailed explanation of the potential bore holes in the Okavango Delta.

In addition, students are working in small groups to research and connect their data analysis to several conservation proposals involving supplementing existing water supplies to divert wildlife from the highly impacted Okavango Delta region of Botswana. They have had the opportunity to hear from a variety of stakeholders including conservation researchers, local farmers, and concession owners involved in the tourism industry.

Even though at GO Camp students focused their time on mathematical and scientific concepts, we focused equally on teaching them to work with each other, to communicate effectively, but most importantly, to accept that at TGS honest, kind, and specific feedback is an integral part of education and a community expectation.

Many students are still getting used to that aspect of our educational philosophy, and as we step into the last few weeks of our term, that aspect becomes even more important. Every submission is an iteration that is improved by self, peer, and teacher feedback. That feedback is applied and new iterations of the work created. Thus, teamwork and collaboration become the most essential learning skills this term.

Spoor research

Students will have a chance to showcase their skills and final iterations of their stories, presentations, and reports on September 7 in Maun. Our resident experts including scientists, researchers, writers, and storytellers will be the audience for that day, and we will make sure to send you an update with photos at that time as well.

In the next few days you can also expect to receive an email from your child’s advisors with a personal updated on each student. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks, 

Adnan

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