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Scientist in the Spotlight: Mark Chynoweth and Rusty Greaves

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Life Gallery - Naturalist Lab

Carnivore Conservation with Mark Chynoweth

Meet University of Utah biologist Mark Chynoweth and discover why large carnivores and other wildlife species are important as a natural resource. Gray wolves are often a source of human-wildlife conflict, but they play an important role as a top predator. See the equipment used in the field as Mark demonstrates what goes into capturing, tagging and tracking gray wolves. See how exciting it is to work as a wildlife biologist: learn about the challenges involved in tracking and capturing large carnivores and how to safely conduct wildlife research. 

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Living Archaeology with Rusty Greaves 

Meet University of Utah ethno archaeologist Russell Greaves and discover how he’s learning about ancient cultures by living with groups of people who are alive today. Archaeology uses observations about living people to help interpret the artifacts and contexts of archaeological finds. View archaeological objects and artifacts that are used by living hunting and gathering people and see a more complete picture of what people do with their tools.

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