BMS Hosts Dr. Patricia Wright, World Renowned Primatologist, as Part of R-Villages Project
On Friday, May 2, 2014, the Rhinebeck Central School’s Bulkeley Middle School will host world renowned primatologist Dr. Patricia Wright. Dr. Wright, a professor at SUNY Stony Brook and founder of the Centre Valbio Research Station in Madagascar, will discuss her work and the upcoming movie, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, based upon it.
Joining her will be fellow anthropologists as well as theater artists from Zara Aina, an organization recently featured on the WCBS-TV morning news. Zara Aina offers children in Madagascar the tools to succeed as students and story tellers by delivering school supplies to their villages and by producing their original works of theater.
These presentations are in support of R-Villages, a cooperative effort involving Rhinebeck Central Schools and the Centre ValBio Research Station in Madagascar, along with Sunshine Comes First, an international non-profit foundation, and SUNY Stony Brook. Together, R-Villages is working to foster global outreach and awareness through communication and collaboration between the schools and communities of Rhinebeck, NY and Ranomafana, Madagascar.