This week, we are honored to host a delegation from Ecoexist here at Texas A&M University! This ConDev partner works to promote the coexistence of humans and elephants in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. In fact, Ecoexist most recently partnered with ConDev to implement an engineering-geared workshop to reduce human-elephant conflict in Botswana, gathering students from all over the world to create prototypes to ameliorate problems identified by local farmers.
While Ecoexist is in College Station, they will host two on-campus film screenings (18-min. film) depicting their work to reduce human-elephant conflict:
Wednesday, August 24: Noon-1pm in ANTH 237
Thursday, August 25: 10-11am in AGLS 409i
The film screenings will be followed by a brown bag discussion with members of the Ecoexist delegation, including Amanda Stronza from Texas A&M’s Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences; along with Botswanan Field Coordinators Makata Baitseng and Ohitiseng Mosup.
Get your school year off to a great start, and come learn more about the struggle to coexist with some of our world’s largest mammals!
- Partner Ecoexist Featured in AgriLeader Magazine, 11 August 2016.