Sign up as a citizen scientist, reserve a location and a camera - come join us on the 30th and 31st of January for an adventure in science!
Citizen scientists will join conservationists and local community members and land owners to survey a designated are on 30 and 31 January 2016. The first 50 vehicle teams of citizen scientists will be assigned an area to census and GPS enabled camera to capture the right flank of every individual Grevy's zebra observed during the two days.
The registration fee is Ksh 2,000 per vehicle team.
Friday 29th January: On your mark!
The day before the rally begins all teams will travel to their survey location. Each team’s survey area and accommodation will have been previously confirmed. Each team will drive through Nanyuki where The Great Grevy’s Rally organizers will welcome participants at the Nanyuki Sports Club to deploy the rally materials and provide training on data collection.
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31th January: Go count Grevy’s zebra!
On Saturday morning all participants and conservationists will start early in the morning to survey their designated areas and record data on all the Grevy’s zebra observed throughout the day. On Saturday evening, enjoy a sundowner with a view of the beautiful landscape and prepare for day two of the survey. On Sunday, all teams will survey their areas to collect the Grevy’s zebra data for the second consecutive day to provide crucial data to estimate the total population.
Monday 1st February: Return and share!
The Great Grevy’s Rally organizers will welcome all the participants at the Nanyuki Sports Club to collect the data and equipment. Your data will be given directly to the scientists to start the analysis. Make sure to share with your friends and families about your weekend as a citizen scientist to save the endangered Grevy’s zebra! We hope that you will be inspired to return again and participate in future rallies for the conservation of this iconic species.
What you need to join
- 4WD vehicle with clearance - We recommend a vehicle with the height of a Land Cruiser or Land Rover.
- Organize your team - Each vehicle is one team and the total number of team members can range from 1 to 4 people, as long as you have space for 1 ranger to sit comfortably in your vehicle.
- Choose your destination - Citizen scientist spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.
- Emergency evacuation - Each member of your team must provide proof of medical evacuation or AMREF air evacuation coverage at registration. You can purchase before the rally here or you can sign up at registration in Nanyuki on Friday 29 January.