39 Trails: Research in the Peruvian Amazon
- Categories: Art | Exhibit
- Event posted: June 6, 2012
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Spencer Museum of Art
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
Last summer, seven undergraduate students and one graduate student under the direction of KU curator/professors Caroline Chaboo (Entomology) and Steve Goddard (Spencer Museum of Art), travelled to the Peruvian Amazon to research a number of interdisciplinary topics. 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. This exhibition (co-sponsored by KU’s Biodiversity Institute) includes contributions from all members of the cohesive research team to give a fuller account of the different ways the rain forest experience touched everyone involved.