2019 – Emma Stange

Africa

I have been accepted into the Namibian Dolphin Project internship in Walvis Bay, Namibia in Africa. Immediately after the tropical biology and conservation course in Borneo, I will be flying to Namibia for the entire month of June. I will be stopping in Singapore and Johannesburg along the way, as there is no direct flight between the two locations. I will be spending the last few days of May in Johannesburg, getting to experience an African safari for the first time. Once in Namibia, I will be involved in assisting with stranding events, collecting eDNA samples, deploying acoustic devices, and gathering acoustic, behavioral, and photo ID data of two species of dolphins. I plan to keep a journal of my experiences and thoughts as I travel. I will be traveling through Johannesburg again on the way back to my hometown of Houston. Traveling to all of these places, including Borneo, all started out as a dream of mine. I have always wanted to travel to see as much of the world as possible and to experience new ways of life. I am more than ecstatic that my lifelong journey of traveling the world is now coming to fruition.