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Wayne State College Professor To Discuss Her World Travels As Aquatic Ecologist

Published Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Dr. Barbara Hayford will present on her experiences in Mongolia. She will be speaking Sept. 14.

Dr. Barbara Hayford will present “Adventures in Mongolia: Cultural Perspectives from a Field Ecologist,’’ in Gardner Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. 

Dr. Barbara Hayford is an aquatic ecologist who has traveled the world studying aquatic insects. She spent seven field seasons in Mongolia with an international crew of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation. 

“Mongolia is represented by a wide range of distinct cultures that we had the honor of experiencing during our years of research,’’ Hayford said. “I will describe my experiences celebrating Naadam, a national ceremony of Mongolia, visiting villagers and drinking fermented mare’s milk, working with Mongolian pastoralists, and listening to throat singing.”

The event is sponsored by the President’s Council for Diversity, the Jewell Schock Natural History Museum, Service-Learning Office and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

For more information, please contact the Multicultural Center at 402-375-7749.