Dartmouth Students Explore the Dunes of the Namib

As part of the Environmental Studies foreign studies program, Dartmouth undergraduates visit the Namib Desert of Namibia and get an opportunity to conduct original research on social-ecological systems and conservation issues involving the local Topnaar people, the economic importance and ecology of the !nara melon, and the ecology of this desert environment.

For two weeks at the end of the FSP in southern Africa, through a collaboration with the internationally and Namibian-government supported Gobabeb Research and Training Centre, the students live and work in one of the world’s most unusual ecosystems.

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