Hosted at St. Vrain Valley School District, the Virtual Field Trip will provide students with the opportunity to hear about Mount Kilimanjaro first-hand from educators who climbed the mountain. They will learn about collecting environmental data on the mountain’s six biomes and meet a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist to discuss the SMAP Mission, a
Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Lively Lesson provides timely Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas. All week we’ve been following 10 students, 12 educators, and 4 scientists representing Nigeria, Oman, South Africa, Tanzania, and the United States as they attempted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world’s Seven Summits, and the
SUMMIT DAY Crater Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp 18,398 to 19,340 to 10,498 feet Alpine Desert to Summit WE HAVE MADE IT TO THE SUMMIT! It is currently 10:30 local time. We made it to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa! It was a very long climb, over many
Kossovo Camp to Crater Camp 16,000 to 18,398 feet Alpine Desert to Summit We had a long day today. We spent 7 hours walking what seemed like straight up, through skree (loose rock) and volcanic ash. About mid-day, right on schedule (like previous days), the clouds came in and the temperature dropped. It became very, very, cold.
Karanga Camp to Kossovo Camp 12,998 to 16,000 feet Alpine Desert Today was a very long and tough hike. We passed Barafu Camp on our way to Kossove Camp. Barafu, translating to ice in Swahili should give you some idea as to the temperature at this elevation. Each night the students continue to answer questions
Lava Tower to Karanga Camp 14,442 to 12,998 feet Moorland to Alpine Desert Today we hiked through the most magical part of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Barranco Valley. We made our way through a moss forest and then to the Valley where the Giant Lobelia and Senecio trees which are found nowhere else in the world. The Lobelia,
Shira 1 Camp to Lava Tower 11,499 to 14,442 feet Heath Zone to Moorland Today we stopped to take a close look at the skull and bones of an elephant that is thought to be killed around 1980. It is amazing that such a big animal made it so far up the mountain. We are at
Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp 7,998 to 11,499 feet Rain Forest to Heath Zone We woke early today, around 6:00 AM Arica Time. Our porters brought us a pan of hot water so we could wash up before breakfast. Before breakfast we pack our gear into our duffel and set our bags outside of our tent
Park Gate to Forest Camp 2,998 to 7,998 feet Cultivated Land to Rain Forest The Xpedition is off to a good start. Most of the day was spent getting our gear together, loading it onto the bus. Then we had a long bus ride to the park gate. After our guides registered each of us
Base Camp Arusha, Tanzania 2,788 feet Everyone arrived safely to Base Camp at the Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. All are in good spirits after long journeys. Tanzania is beautiful and we have all been welcomed with open arms.