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[ConsBio-ASI] update on facilities and what to bring to South Africa

Fred Roberts froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Sat Jul 24 08:50:52 EDT 2010


Merle Whyte will inform you about pickup in Johannesburg.

Fred

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   Hello=2C

   I would ask if I am supposed to stay at Wits Rural Facility.
   I will be arraiving at Johannesburg on July 27th=2C 10:50 am.
   So=2C I am asking if there will be a van to get me to the SAWC.
   What am I supposed to do once at the airport?

   Best regards=2C
   Emna

   > Date: Fri=2C 23 Jul 2010 14:57:32 -0400
   > From: froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu
   > To: ConsBio-ASI at dimacs.rutgers.edu=3B ConsBio-workshop at dimacs.rutgers.edu=
   =3B ConsBio-students at dimacs.rutgers.edu
   > CC: spassion at dimax.rutgers.edu=3B gfiorini at dimax.rutgers.edu=3B merle at mpu=
   .co.za=3B datamonkey at gmail.com=3B mg at mbi.osu.edu=3B G.Wittemyer at colostate.e=
   du=3B afriedman at math.ohio-state.edu
   > Subject: [ConsBio-ASI] update on facilities and what to bring to South Af=
   rica
   >=20
   > Some further updates/instructions for the Conservation Biology Participan=
   ts:
   >=20
   > 1. ARRIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG: You will hear from Merle Whyte with
   > information about your hotel in Johannesburg and how to get there upon
   > arrival=2C as well as when and where to meet for the van to the ASI. If
   > you have any concerns=2C you can contact her at:
   >=20
   > Merle Whyte" <merle at mpu.co.za>
   > cell +27 082-465-2827
   >=20
   > Dinner and breakfast at the hotel in Johannesburg have been covered=2C
   > but alcoholic beverages are on your own.
   >=20
   > 2. WITS RURAL FACILITY: For those arriving July 26 or July 27: The
   > Wits Rural Facility is nice=2C but on the "primitive" side. So=2C don't
   > come expecting luxury. (The South African Wildlife College is
   > luxurious in comparison). All meals will be included. Students will be
   > lodged in 4-bed "dormitories" with bunk beds (unless you have made
   > prior arrangement for single accommodation). These dorms do not have
   > bathrooms. There are "ablution facilities" nearby. Mentors will be
   > housed in rooms with two single beds=2C with two adjacent rooms sharing
   > a bathroom. One of the rooms will house two people. Internet access is
   > limited and will be on a "voucher" system. Cell phones will work=2C but
   > you may want to purchase a South African sim card. There is no
   > shopping at Wits=2C though the town of Acornhoek does have a few banks
   > and limited shopping=2C as does Hoedspruit. The wildlife on the estate
   > includes Kudu=2C Waterbuck=2C Reedbuck=2C Impala=2C Bushbuck=2C Duiker=2C=
    Caracal=2C
   > Serval=2C Monkey and Baboon.  It is a great place for birding
   > enthusiasts. Except for the occasional leopard=2C there are no large
   > dangerous animals.  However=2C the neighbouring private reserves do have
   > animals such as lions=2C elephant and buffalo.  There is a 6 foot
   > electrified fence between us and them so it is unlikely that any such
   > animals will come onto WRF=2C but there is always a possibility. Avoid
   > walking at night and don't walk alone. =20
   >=20
   > 4. SOUTH AFRICAN WILDLIFE COLLEGE: Housing for students will be in
   > tents with ensuite toilet and shower=2C 2-3 students per tent (unless
   > you have made arrangements for a single). The mentor and lecturer
   > rooms will have a work area=2C bathroom=2C and refrigerator. There is goo=
   d
   > wifi. Cell phones will work=2C but you may need a South African sim
   > card.  There is the possibility of arranging game drives and bush walks
   > at modest prices=2C especially if we have a group getting together. (The
   > game drive price would be about $7 a person for a group of 10.) The
   > SAWC is adjacent to Kruger National Park and there are no fences
   > separating them. There is a swimming pool. There is a laundromat in
   > Hoedspruit=2C though I am not sure when we would be able to go (I will
   > try to find out).
   >=20
   > 5. Things to Bring (Partial List):
   >=20
   >      a. If you are a student and are staying at Wits Rural Facility=2C
   > bring a towel. Bedding will be provided.
   >=20
   >      b. Definitely be prepared for cold weather in early morning or at
   > night. But basically the climate is mild. =20
   >=20
   >      c. Some cash (change at the airport ok or at the hotel) for
   > snacks=2C miscellaneous=2C and outings.
   >=20
   >      d. A flashlight
   >=20
   >      e. Malaria medication (this is a malaria area=2C though this is not
   > mosquito season=2C I am told)
   >=20
   >      f. walking shoes if you want to go on a bush walk or hike (hiking
   > boots not required)
   >=20
   >      g. Adapters for your electronic devices=2C including laptops.=20
   >=20
   >      h. sunscreen=2C hat
   >=20
   >      i. binoculars
   >=20
   >      j. swim wear if you want to swim at SAWC=20
   >=20
   >      k. warm hat or gloves for the cold mornings
   >=20
   > Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns:
   >=20
   > Merle Whyte" <merle at mpu.co.za>
   > cell +27 082-465-2827
   >=20
   > Christine Spassione: spassion at dimacs.rutgers.edu
   > office: 1-732-445-4303 (weekdays)
   >=20
   > Gene Fiorini: gfiorini at dimacs.rutgers.edu
   > office: 1-732-445-0075 (weekdays)
   > cell: 1-484-919-2540
   >=20
   >=20
   > Fred Roberts: froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu
   > office: 1-732-445-4303 (weekdays)
   > cell: 1-908-803-7851
   >=20
   > Fred
   >=20
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   > http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/mailman/listinfo/consbio-asi
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   Hello=2C<br><br>I would ask if I am supposed to stay at Wits Rural Facility=
   .<br>I will be arraiving at Johannesburg on July 27th=2C 10:50 am.<br>So=2C=
    I am asking if there will be a van to get me to the SAWC.<br>What am I sup=
   posed to do once at the airport?<br><br>Best regards=2C<br>Emna<br><br>&gt=
   =3B Date: Fri=2C 23 Jul 2010 14:57:32 -0400<br>&gt=3B From: froberts at dimacs=
   .rutgers.edu<br>&gt=3B To: ConsBio-ASI at dimacs.rutgers.edu=3B ConsBio-worksh=
   op at dimacs.rutgers.edu=3B ConsBio-students at dimacs.rutgers.edu<br>&gt=3B CC: =
   spassion at dimax.rutgers.edu=3B gfiorini at dimax.rutgers.edu=3B merle at mpu.co.za=
   =3B datamonkey at gmail.com=3B mg at mbi.osu.edu=3B G.Wittemyer at colostate.edu=3B =
   afriedman at math.ohio-state.edu<br>&gt=3B Subject: [ConsBio-ASI] update on fa=
   cilities and what to bring to South Africa<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B Some furthe=
   r updates/instructions for the Conservation Biology Participants:<br>&gt=3B=
    <br>&gt=3B 1. ARRIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG: You will hear from Merle Whyte with=
   <br>&gt=3B information about your hotel in Johannesburg and how to get ther=
   e upon<br>&gt=3B arrival=2C as well as when and where to meet for the van t=
   o the ASI. If<br>&gt=3B you have any concerns=2C you can contact her at:<br=
   >&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B Merle Whyte" &lt=3Bmerle at mpu.co.za&gt=3B<br>&gt=3B cell =
   +27 082-465-2827<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B Dinner and breakfast at the hotel in =
   Johannesburg have been covered=2C<br>&gt=3B but alcoholic beverages are on =
   your own.<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B 2. WITS RURAL FACILITY: For those arriving J=
   uly 26 or July 27: The<br>&gt=3B Wits Rural Facility is nice=2C but on the =
   "primitive" side. So=2C don't<br>&gt=3B come expecting luxury. (The South A=
   frican Wildlife College is<br>&gt=3B luxurious in comparison). All meals wi=
   ll be included. Students will be<br>&gt=3B lodged in 4-bed "dormitories" wi=
   th bunk beds (unless you have made<br>&gt=3B prior arrangement for single a=
   ccommodation). These dorms do not have<br>&gt=3B bathrooms. There are "ablu=
   tion facilities" nearby. Mentors will be<br>&gt=3B housed in rooms with two=
    single beds=2C with two adjacent rooms sharing<br>&gt=3B a bathroom. One o=
   f the rooms will house two people. Internet access is<br>&gt=3B limited and=
    will be on a "voucher" system. Cell phones will work=2C but<br>&gt=3B you =
   may want to purchase a South African sim card. There is no<br>&gt=3B shoppi=
   ng at Wits=2C though the town of Acornhoek does have a few banks<br>&gt=3B =
   and limited shopping=2C as does Hoedspruit. The wildlife on the estate<br>&=
   gt=3B includes Kudu=2C Waterbuck=2C Reedbuck=2C Impala=2C Bushbuck=2C Duike=
   r=2C Caracal=2C<br>&gt=3B Serval=2C Monkey and Baboon.  It is a great place=
    for birding<br>&gt=3B enthusiasts. Except for the occasional leopard=2C th=
   ere are no large<br>&gt=3B dangerous animals.  However=2C the neighbouring =
   private reserves do have<br>&gt=3B animals such as lions=2C elephant and bu=
   ffalo.  There is a 6 foot<br>&gt=3B electrified fence between us and them s=
   o it is unlikely that any such<br>&gt=3B animals will come onto WRF=2C but =
   there is always a possibility. Avoid<br>&gt=3B walking at night and don't w=
   alk alone.  <br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B 4. SOUTH AFRICAN WILDLIFE COLLEGE: Housin=
   g for students will be in<br>&gt=3B tents with ensuite toilet and shower=2C=
    2-3 students per tent (unless<br>&gt=3B you have made arrangements for a s=
   ingle). The mentor and lecturer<br>&gt=3B rooms will have a work area=2C ba=
   throom=2C and refrigerator. There is good<br>&gt=3B wifi. Cell phones will =
   work=2C but you may need a South African sim<br>&gt=3B card.  There is the =
   possibility of arranging game drives and bush walks<br>&gt=3B at modest pri=
   ces=2C especially if we have a group getting together. (The<br>&gt=3B game =
   drive price would be about $7 a person for a group of 10.) The<br>&gt=3B SA=
   WC is adjacent to Kruger National Park and there are no fences<br>&gt=3B se=
   parating them. There is a swimming pool. There is a laundromat in<br>&gt=3B=
    Hoedspruit=2C though I am not sure when we would be able to go (I will<br>=
   &gt=3B try to find out).<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B 5. Things to Bring (Partial L=
   ist):<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B      a. If you are a student and are staying at =
   Wits Rural Facility=2C<br>&gt=3B bring a towel. Bedding will be provided.<b=
   r>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B      b. Definitely be prepared for cold weather in earl=
   y morning or at<br>&gt=3B night. But basically the climate is mild.  <br>&g=
   t=3B <br>&gt=3B      c. Some cash (change at the airport ok or at the hotel=
   ) for<br>&gt=3B snacks=2C miscellaneous=2C and outings.<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=
   =3B      d. A flashlight<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B      e. Malaria medication (t=
   his is a malaria area=2C though this is not<br>&gt=3B mosquito season=2C I =
   am told)<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B      f. walking shoes if you want to go on a =
   bush walk or hike (hiking<br>&gt=3B boots not required)<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=
   =3B      g. Adapters for your electronic devices=2C including laptops. <br>=
   &gt=3B <br>&gt=3B      h. sunscreen=2C hat<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B      i. bin=
   oculars<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B      j. swim wear if you want to swim at SAWC =
   <br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B      k. warm hat or gloves for the cold mornings<br>&=
   gt=3B <br>&gt=3B Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions =
   or concerns:<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B Merle Whyte" &lt=3Bmerle at mpu.co.za&gt=3B<=
   br>&gt=3B cell +27 082-465-2827<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=3B Christine Spassione: s=
   passion at dimacs.rutgers.edu<br>&gt=3B office: 1-732-445-4303 (weekdays)<br>&=
   gt=3B <br>&gt=3B Gene Fiorini: gfiorini at dimacs.rutgers.edu<br>&gt=3B office=
   : 1-732-445-0075 (weekdays)<br>&gt=3B cell: 1-484-919-2540<br>&gt=3B <br>&g=
   t=3B <br>&gt=3B Fred Roberts: froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu<br>&gt=3B office:=
    1-732-445-4303 (weekdays)<br>&gt=3B cell: 1-908-803-7851<br>&gt=3B <br>&gt=
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