39 Trails: Research in the Peruvian Amazon


  • Ongoing: until Sunday, July 22, 2012
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Where: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

This exhibition showcases the creative projects made by a group of KU researchers who traveled to the Peruvian Amazon last summer. The team included seven undergraduate students and two graduate students under the direction of KU curator/professors Caroline Chaboo (Entomology) and Steve Goddard (Spencer Museum of Art). Everyone involved relied heavily on a small map of the base of their activity, the Cicra Biological Field Station. The map detailed thirty-nine trails, underscoring the human presence in the rain forest, as well as the difficulty of navigating it.

Each member of the team recieved a small plexiglass case to use as they wish in summarizing their experiences. In addition to the items in these cases and the written and pictorial creative work of three Rudkin Scholars, the exhibition includes printed leaves, photographs, insect specimens, and a means to listen to audio recordings made at the CICRA biological research station where the group spent ten days in focused work.

This event was posted May 16, 2012 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014


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