Anthropology grads talk about studying wild Indonesian orangutans

4:45 PM  - 6:15 PM
Thursday Nov 2, 2017
06A, Carnegie Hall

Cecilia Mayer '16 and Katherine Meier '16 discuss their year of work at an international research station in the heart of Indonesian Borneo studying the dietary ecology of wild orangutans. They will share their experiences with animal and ecological conservation, cultural and language immersion, and using a liberal arts approach to tackle every situation encountered, from fire ants and tropical disease, to traditional Dayak and Muslim ceremonies, to current field methods in biology and conservation. In the shadow of today's leading primatologists, they spent 14 hours a day following the worlds only Asian great ape. In the process they encountered a myriad of exotic creatures, inspiring people, and a confluence of culture and environment.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Anthropology

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