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Far Away Places: “Big Game Parks of South Africa” with Michael Trapasso

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The last of the 12th series of “Far Away Places” talks featured Dr. Michael Trapasso, who has been teaching Geography at WKU since 1980. He shared his research experience in South Africa where he ventured into several of its natural parks and had numerous encounters with exotic and sometimes dangerous animals. The talk happened on Thursday, April 12 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Bowling Green, Kentucky. “Far Away Places” talk series are organized by WKU Libraries.

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Elephant in Africa. Photo by Michael Trepasso

Elephant in Africa. Photo by Michael Trepasso

Michael Trapasso has been teaching Geography at WKU since 1980. An expert on the Civil War he’s also Curator of the College Heights Weather Station and for many years hosted a weather related program on WKYU-FM. He’s one of Western’s most traveled scholars and has set foot on every continent and dipped his body in every ocean. Between mid-May and early June of 2011 he visited Kruger National Park, Shuslui Umfolozi National Park and the Mpumalanga (Crocodile) River and “lived to tell about it.”

Crocodile. Photo by Michael Trepasso

Crocodile. Photo by Michael Trepasso

We hope you’ll join us for a fascinating evening of conversation and photos about some of the earth’s most exotic wildlife.   Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1680 Campbell Lane.  For more information call 745-6121.

Cape of Good Hope. Photo by Michael Trepasso

Cape of Good Hope. Photo by Michael Trepasso

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