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ECWG Virtual Meeting: Africa’s Famous Game Reserves by: Kent and Marcia Minichiello

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Explorers Club Members, Associates/Friends, Members’ Guests and Non-Members’ Guest List You are cordially invited to the March 2021 ECWG virtual via Zoom.

About the Presentation

East and southern Africa’s famous game reserves and parks shelter some of the most ancient and diverse habitat on the planet. Not only are these protected areas justly renowned for their megafauna including elephants, lions, leopards, Cape buffaloes, and rhinos, but they boast over 1000 species of birds and a myriad small mammals, reptiles, insects, and a remarkable diversity of plants, landscapes, and aquatic habitats large and small.

About Our Speaker

Kent and Marcia Minichiello have made 6 substantial trips to the game reserves and parks of East and southern Africa to view fauna, flora, ecology, and conservation practices. They have visited Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Botswana. Traveling with only an experienced driver-guide, they maximize opportunities to observe without the restrictions of imposed schedules. This freedom permits taking the time necessary to study animal behavior, for them the most enthralling aspect of Africa’s natural history. They have been fortunate to see such behaviors as nest building by lappet-faced vultures, mating displays by ostriches, the peculiar feeding stance of warthogs, and a contest between hyenas and lions over a kill. Kent takes photographs while Marcia makes a written record of nearly everything of interest that happens.

Kent Minichiello, a retired mathematician, taught at Howard University. Marcia was a research psychologist for thirty years at the National Institute for Mental Health. Kent’s pictures have appeared in The Living Bird Quarterly, The Washington Post, the Atlantic Naturalist, and other magazines and books. He coedited From Blue Ridge to Barrier Islands, an anthology of nature writing about the mid-Atlantic region for The Johns Hopkins University Press. For thirty years, Kent and Marcia taught Conservation Philosophy, a course of conservation ideas and history in the Audubon Naturalist Society’s Natural History Field Studies program, a part of the Graduate School USA.

How to Attend

This presentation will be given on the Zoom platform. Access will be mailed to all members. For help using Zoom please see this post:

Zoom Meeting Instructions

Details

Date:
March 27
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Organizer

Deborah Bell
Phone:
202-744-8700
Email:
Bell.Deborah@verizon.net