Nourhan Ibrahim ’20
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Teaching Assistant for Conservation Clubs
As a teaching assistant with the Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs, I implemented and taught lesson plans, and modified the curriculum. I also helped organize a Community Conservation Day at 14 schools. On a typical day, I would go to a school to teach. My lesson plans covered topics pertinent to Laikipia County and would involve reading a story, teaching a lesson, and playing a game or completing an activity that complemented the material. I gained a lot of teaching and general skills during this work. I learned to overcome language barriers by adapting lesson plans to include clarifying questions and by drawing concepts on the chalkboard. I also learned to effectively communicate ideas through games and activities, and to adapt lessons to different age groups. I hope to incorporate education into my future academic study and independent work, as well as engage with the communities of Northern Kenya again in some capacity.
Biodiversity and Conservation
Mpala Research Centre- Nanyuki, Kenya
Daniel Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University