Friday, December 16, 2011

Almost Ready!

December 16, 2011

Finals are over at Saint Mary's and we have completed our last overnight retreat in Hagerty Lounge on campus.  Today was our media crash course, where we put together a video about our rain capture/transfer system and then each team made a video about itself.  We hope you enjoy the posts and we hope you return in January to follow our travels in Tanzania!  See you in January!

But for now, check out our teams and our project at the garden.

Here's our rain capture/transfer project:

Here is Klachi: Erin, Ciara, Trevor, and Kyle!  (Kyle, sadly, was unavailable for filming . . .)

Here is Ndizi Mbivu: Zoe, Darcy, Scott, and Matt!  (Matt is studying in Copenhagen, so his team made the best of it . . .)

Here is Team Chatu: Amelia, Claire, Dennis, and Alec!  ("Chatu" means "python," in case you are wondering.)

Here is Team Kaimati: Hilary, Josh, Gabe, and Lily!


  1. Great job to all & good luck in Tanzania! We'll be following & praying from Wine Country!

    -Stephanie (Franci) Smith, NOLA '02

  2. Hello All!!

    I am trying to find a way to post this in a more prominent place, but for now...our travelers have arrived safely!! I heard from Shawny at about 10:30 am our time today (Wed. Jan 4th). She said that everyone made it and that everyone is safe!

    From past experience, it will take a little bit of time for the group to set up their camp site and to get the internet up and running, so I'm sure that they appreciate your patience. I know that our super-techies will be hard at work and will get everything set up as soon as possible. I'm sure that anyone who has any more information will put it on this blog so that all family and friends will know how wonderfully their loved ones are doing!! I also know that while being abroad, it does make a HUGE difference to know about and feel the support of everyone back home. It is always fun to read any comments posted if you feel so inclined, please post away!! Thanks so much for your patience and support!

    Dani Lucier

  3. Happy Birthday Ciara!!!
    Dad, Mom,Meghan,and Caila