NYC Program Explores Urban Ecology, Visits Whitney

The Hamilton in NYC program continued its exploration of urban ecology on Feb. 7 with a guest presentation from Andrea Townsend, Hamilton assistant professor of biology. Townsend, whose research deals with urban bird ecology, gave a talk titled "The Urban Exploiter: what makes an urban animal?"

 The lecture further developed the class’s ongoing discussion about adaptation of wildlife to the city environment. “It was very interesting to look at urban environments from an ecological perspective, especially when we are so used to seeing cities and nature as separate entities” said Jesse Yu ’19.

Later that day, the class continued its cultural program with a visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art, where they participated in a tour of the exhibition "An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney's Collection, 1940-2017.

Maddy Maher ’18 said she was fascinated “how stories of protests can be told through so many lenses and mediums to alter the viewer’s perception of a certain event.” 

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