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Tanzania Dreaming: Preparing for #DispatchesDNLee 2013

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My hands are full lately, as you can tell.
Here I am checking on one of my Ghana Pouched Rats. Just as adorbs, but I am sure very different than my Tanzania Pouched Rats – in look and behavior.

Notice how I’m NOT in this picture with this sleepy-head rat.  I’m interested in working with him nonetheless, I just have to be more careful.  I depart in less than a month, so I’ve got to get ‘my lab’ in order here at home (I finally have a colony to observe) and gear up for my field research in Africa.

Remember all of the lovely adventures? Well, let’s take a walk down memory lane – or for the newcomers – Check it out!

Here are the first 5 entries that introduce #DispatchesDNLee.
The Urban Scientist presents Dispatches from Tanzania #DispatchesDNLee
#DispatchesDNLee: Postcards from Tanzania
#DispatchesDNLee: Safe and sound in Tanzania
#DispatchesDNLee: Preparing for Tanzania – Vaccinations
#DispatchesDNLee: Preparing for Tanzania – Lists & Logistics

Plus, check out my posts at Double X Science that discussed my personal accounts of my experiences as a female researcher in Africa.
African-American and female, doing field research in Africa
#DispatchesDNLee: Handling lady-business in the field
DXS Podcast:Mary Ingalls, a Woman and Scientist in Africa, and Whales

Visit the other posts and leave comments. Please, please, please drop me a note. I love hearing from you.

Baadaye,
Dada DNLee

DNLee About the Author: DNLee is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups. Follow on Twitter @DNLee5.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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