Inspiring Volunteers in Tanzania

Richard Sands
Richard Sands teaching biology in Tanzania

Richard Sands has recently returned to the UK after spending an extended period in rural Tanzania where he worked with the Society for Environmental Exploration.

While in the field, Richard taught biology in a local secondary school and supervised volunteers while they carried out conservation research. He also took part in several surveys throughout the region, including a large mammal transect in the Ruipa wildlife corridor and a socioeconomic survey of people in the Kilombero Valley.

Richard says: “My course at Lincoln gave me a good overall knowledge and foundation in research skills, which I was able to employ in the field to contribute to data collection and analysis.

“I learnt a lot from the enthusiasm of my course tutors about how to pass on my knowledge to volunteers. Ultimately, I’d like to continue teaching and become a lecturer.”