INSTRUCTOR CONTACTS (USA)

Do not hesitate to contact Dustin with any questions about the course or how to prepare for it:



            Dustin Rubenstein

            Columbia University

            Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

            10th Floor Schermerhorn Extension

            1200 Amsterdam Avenue

            New York, NY  10027


            Phone: 212-854-4881                   

            Email: DR2497@columbia.edu  

 

INSTRUCTOR CONTACTS (KENYA):

In Kenya, Dustin can be reached by email (dr2497@columbia.edu), although at times several days will pass between opportunities for us to check these accounts. He will also have a cell phone with him, but since the SIM cards expire between trips to Kenya, he will need to get a new number when we arrive in May a few days before the students arrive. He will disseminate the new cell number via email as soon as he has them.


NON-EMERGENCY STUDENT CONTACTS (KENYA):

It is important for everybody at home (parents, friends, etc.) to realize that this course is held in a remote location and that students on the course will not be readily contactable while they are in Kenya. Students will NOT have email access at Mpala and the field camp sites have no electricity, much less telephones. Before going to Kenya, we will gather email addresses from the students and generate a pre-arranged list so that we can relay basic information about the group (such as letting you know that everybody arrived safely). If any emergencies do arise on our side, then we will contact parents (or other emergency contacts) immediately.  We will contact parents in any situation that requires professional medical treatment, but not in cases of mild illness.

Please reserve use of the emergency contacts listed below for true emergencies.


EMERGENCY CONTACTS (KENYA):

In Kenya, we can be reached at the Mpala Research Centre:


            Margaret Kinnaird, Director
            Mpala Research Centre
            PO Box 555
            Nanyuki, Kenya

            Phone: 011-254-062-32758


            Email: admin@mpala.org
            Webpage:
http://www.mpala.org/contact.html

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