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Student’s Tree Planting Field Trip to Geta Farm in Kipipiri Nyandarua County


This was a community outreach event organized by the Kenyatta university student’s organization (KUSA) through the Deans Office, School of environmental Studies. The event was in line with the school’s aim of training students to understand the interactions between human beings and the environment, train students to become better environmental scientists and managers and also help them interact with the Government , communities and other partners to find solutions and implement policies to the problems facing humanity.
The students arrived as early as 7.a.m in the morning and the trip started at 9.00 a.m. The journey took 3 hours with a stopover at Ruaka shopping, center where the students took breakfast and bought some refreshments before we continued non-stop to Geta farm Kipipiri in Nyandarua county. On arrival, we found the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Officials waiting for us with 1000 seedlings ready for planting.
Geta farm is Kenya Forest Service farm located at the foot of the abaderes Forest adjacent to the abedares National Park. The park is located about 100 km north from Nairobi and stretches over a wide variety of terrains because it covers altitudes from about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level. Established in May 1950, the Aberdare National Park covers an area of 766 square kilometers and forms part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. There was a brief prayer by one of the student before a speech by the (KFS) representative, who welcomed us and thanked Kenyatta University for allowing the Students to undertake such a noble task of Environmental conservation and was very honored to host us. He also introduced other officials accompanying him.

The event took off with the excited student’s embracing the event with a lot of vigor and within 2 hours, the whole 1000 seedling was exhausted. The students really enjoyed the cool fresh environment with many of them taking selfies with their mobile phones and venturing deep in the forest to enjoy the flora and fauna the area provided. The exercise ended at 4 p.m. and the students embarked on their journey back to the University with only one stop-over for them to enjoy their lunch. we arrived at the University at 7.30p.m and had a word of prayer for the safe journey.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:20


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