From Mountains and Monkeys to Minnesota. Join Dr. Caitlin Potter, education and community engagement coordinator at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, for a program about her research on Ethiopian gelada monkeys. Geladas are only found in the high-altitude grasslands of Ethiopia, and have a variety of unique characteristics - they are grass-eaters, live in huge herds, and have incredibly complex vocalizations and social structures, among other things. Caitlin will discuss this unusual primate, her research into their individual differences and how personality shapes adult reproductive decisions, and how her work as a primatologist has led her to a career working with people here in East Central Minnesota. Bonus: lots of pictures of baby monkeys being silly!
Registration required. Registration opens September 15: http://melsaanoka.evanced.info/admin/signup/EventDetails?EventId=23053&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/11/01