The San Bushmen are the indigenous people of southern Africa. Recent genetic studies tell us that the Bushmen are the oldest culture on earth! Dr. Ben Smith, a genetic scientist, believes the Bushmen may have been around for as long as 60,000 years. Traditionally the Bushmen are hunter-gathers. That means they live entirely off the […]
Prior to our expedition in Botswana, we spent a week in Cape Town, South Africa. While there we toured several of the city’s townships. Below is an excerpt from my journal dated August 23, 2008. Cape Town, South Africa Langa Township Cold (52°F), fog and rain Under gray skies and a steady rain, we toured […]
Last week, Patti Wheeler and I were interviewed by Publisher’s Weekly. We had a great conversation with Sally Lodge and she published a wonderful article that covers everything from our initial inspiration to the goals we have for the series. Thank you so much, Sally! Read the complete Publisher’s Weekly article by clicking the link […]
This morning, I heard a troubling story on the radio. According to the story, rhinos around the world are being killed in record numbers.
The story, though sad, did have a hopeful ending. Authorities are stepping up efforts to capture poachers. Recently they began using drones, small unmanned aircraft with infrared cameras, to identify poachers at night when they do most of their hunting. Once spotted, Rangers are given the poachers location so they can address the situation. Ultimately, officials believe the drone strategy will save the lives of many rhinos.
We just received some great news! The American Camp Association has included Travels with Gannon & Wyatt Botswana in their “Explore 30” literacy program. This summer, 1,900 children at 76 camps across the country will receive a copy thanks to a generous donation from the authors and the Youth Exploration Society! We are truly honored […]