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Young Geographers in Africa

This year a group of Adam Mickiewicz University students involved in the activities of the Geographers' Student Research Group travelled to Tanzania to put into practice the knowledge and skills they had acquired during their studies at the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences.

The GEOpraktyki [GEOtraining] project was carried out for the sixth time and we can say that once again it was a success. A group of students under the supervision of dr Magdalena Kugiejko returned to Poland with a lot of collected data and material for analysis.

The Republic of Tanzania, which the participants of the expedition traversed, is home to three of the most famous wonders of Africa: Kilimanjaro - the roof of Africa, Ngorongoro - described as a natural Noah's Ark and the great Serengeti plains famous for the world's largest population of wild mammals. In addition, 30% of the country is covered by national parks, with 13 nature reserves. The GEOtrainees managed to reach 5 of them. Few locations in Africa can compete with Tanzania's diversity of nature, culture, music, art and landscapes.

In the coming months, as the project members admit, they will be working intensively on compiling the research results, and from September they will start popularising the results by organising a series of lectures at universities, schools and cultural centres.