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International Biomes Project 2017 Begins 30 September in Foothills of South Africa!

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The International Biomes Project 2017 begins 30 September in the foothills of South Africa.

In the past, the African Biannual Kilimanjaro Learning Expedition alternated with the Lake Victoria Learning Expedition. This year, the international Biomes Project begins. The expedition will begin in the foothills of the Outeniqwa Mountains in George, South Africa. A hike will start in the cultivated foothills biome. It will then move through the various biomes on the Outeniqwa Mountains and will reference the Kilimanjaro biomes.

In upcoming years, future biomes will focus on, and take place in, different countries and biomes. Dr. Mekuria Argaw, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Dr. Hameed Sulaiman, the Sultan Qabos University, Muscat, Oman, will be the expedition scientists on the mountain. Drs. Elena Sparrow and Katie Spellman, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, will be the remote scientists.   

If you are interested in participating in the International Biomes Project 2017, please provide the following details and send to:

  • Name of School:
  • Country (and state):
  • Short description of your Biome:
  • Attach a low resolution picture of the biome.

Questions should be sent to Mark Brettenny at:

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office