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Not your typical summer break: Students hone their research skills in Madagascar

July 3, 2014 – Duke students Faye Goodwin and Kyle Smith have begun their last month in Madagascar as part of a two-month service learning project funded by Duke Engage. In today’s post, Faye explains why finding and ID’ing lemurs in the rainforest for research is trickier than it sounds: What have I learned since […]



Matching gifts mean new set of wheels for SAVA Conservation in Madagascar

June 23, 2014 – Lemur researcher Erik Patel will be the first to tell you that driving in Madagascar is not for the faint of heart. Paved roads are rare. Street lights are nonexistent. Torrential rains turn dirt roads to solid mud for many months of the year. Bridges wash out, and just as quickly […]



Lemur supermodels strike a pose for Photo Ark project

June 20, 2014 – Lemurs don’t sit still for portraits. They sniff the lights. They scent mark the camera lens. They relieve themselves in the middle of the photo shoot. But that doesn’t faze National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, whose latest lemur photos — taken at the Duke Lemur Center — are now available for […]



Angels and fish: summer adventures with Duke Engage, continued

June 12, 2014 – It’s been nearly a month since Duke students Faye Goodwin and Kyle Smith departed for Madagascar as part of a two-month service learning project with Duke Engage. Their most recent adventures brought them to the mountainous rainforests of Marojejy National Park, where, as Faye will tell you, they met some unusual […]