Last week I had to change my topic for a semester-long research project in my experimental psychology class. There are two weeks left in the semester. Awesome. (That's a sarcastic "awesome," by the way.)The new topic is how play behaviors contribute to the lifespan development of primates, physically and socially. I'm lucky that I have data gathered from … Continue reading the psychology of primate play
Journal 29 July 2012 Today was a whole lot of awesome, followed by a whole lot of work. This morning we got to see the gorilla skeleton project in action. Shannon McFarland, a primary researcher on that project, gave us a presentation on what and how they’re doing, then we got to see the lab … Continue reading in Rwanda: 29 July 2012, Bones sees bones
Journal 24 July 2012 Early mornings and fast hikes are worth it, when you’re rewarded with a two-hour gorilla play session on the side of an inactive volcano. That pretty much sums up my day yesterday. ~What, you mean there’s more to this journal? Ok, so here’s the details: Chelsea, Amanda, Aya, and I were … Continue reading In Rwanda: 24 July 2012, the gorilla slap
21 July 2012If one picture is worth a thousand words...
Journal 19 July 2012Today was essentially one long car ride, from the west side of Nyungwe, back to Kitabi on the east side of Nyungwe, to Kigali, and finally to Ruhengeri, which is a city just south of Volcanoes National Park. On the bright side, we’re now a mere 45 paved minutes from the trailhead … Continue reading In Rwanda: 19 July 2012, the drive to Ruhengeri
Journal 15 July 2012 Woke up with a hangover today, and still no electricity in the house. My phone, which I’ve been using as my camera here, had no charge whatsoever. So no camera for me today. A few minutes later, a little alka-seltzer, some breakfast, and a hard-boiled egg, and I was almost functional. … Continue reading In Rwanda: 15 July 2012, the Mangabey hike
blog entry - 14 July 2012Saturday. Woke up this morning and went to watch baboons before breakfast. There’s a troop that hangs out here in the park ranger housing area. So it wasn’t a far walk, just up the hill near the park HQ. Last night I went to bed early – sometime before 10pm – … Continue reading In Rwanda: 14 July 2012, Oh Sparky, and the Singer