Where the Bison Roam
Robert B. Pickering, Ph.D.
Cultural History, Day Trip, Natural History, Wildlife
Bison are one of the most interesting, enigmatic and important species in North America. They are part of the important story of climate change for the Ice Age to the Holocene and are considered to be a keystone species of the plains. Bison and humans have interacted for at least 10-12, 000 years in North America. The human/bison connection goes back even further in Europe.
During this one-day session you will learn about the importance of bison in natural history and to a succession of human cultures in North America including our own. Much of the discussion will occur while the group is out looking at bison.
About the instructor
Dr. Robert B. Pickering, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Museum Science and Management program at the University of Tulsa. In 1984, he received a Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology from Northwestern University after earning his BA and MA degrees in Anthropology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Pickering has served as an educator, curator, and administrator in major American museums over the last 30 years. Combined, these experiences give Pickering broad and deep knowledge of museum philosophy and practice. At each museum in which he served, Dr. Pickering has planned, promoted, and taught classes and programs for a broad spectrum of audiences. He is committed to public education and lifelong learning.
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