Field Primatology


19 June – 18 July 2017

Instructor: Dr. Brandi Wren


  • 19 June (Lesedi Cultural Village)
    • Welcome
  • 20-24 June (Loskop)
    • Introduction
    • Navigation
      • Intro
      • GPS
      • Compass
    • Afoot in the Field
      • Wildlife comfort zones
      • Animal behavior
      • Tracking wildlife
    • Creating a Safety Plan
    • The Human Dimension
      • Ethics
    • Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
  • 25 June-1 July (Leshiba Wilderness Reserve)
    • Safety: Putting It All Together
      • Practice
      • Final Assessments for WFA & Safety
    • Graduation Ceremony for WFA & Safety
    • Primate Population Surveys
    • Habituating Wild Primates
    • Collecting Ecological Data
  • 2-6 July (Loskop Dam Nature Reserve)
    • Primate Population Surveys
    • Collecting Ecological Data
    • Collecting Behavioral Data
  • 7-10 July (Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve)
    • Panorama Route & Sightseeing
    • Primate Ecology & Genetics Group Meetings
    • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
    • Hike Blyde River Canyon
  • 11-14 July (Tzaneen)
    • Vervet Monkey Foundation Sanctuary
      • Tour facilities
      • Collect data
      • Volunteer work
  • 15-17 July (Kruger National Park)
    • Wrap-up
    • Review
    • Assessments
    • Game Viewing
  • 18 July
    • Return to Airport

 

Cost: $4700

Cost includes all course fees, lodging, meals, conservation fees, entrance fees, Wilderness First Aid materials & certification fees, and in-country travel. Students are responsible for travel to & from South Africa.

See the 2016 Course Syllabus here.


If you are looking to pursue a career in primatology or another related field, I strongly recommend taking this field course with Dr. Wren. Brandi is a wonderful instructor who taught me very valuable lessons about data collection and field work that I have continued using at the graduate level. This field course allows you to establish new friendships, witness breathtaking scenery, and experience an interactive learning environment that you can’t easily obtain from a classroom setting.” – Brittany F., 2014