i) Name of teacher: Silvia Knittel
Name of mentor: Samuel Mutisya
ii) Summary of idea posted:
This summer, I plan to start off by posting snippets of the recorded interview I conducted for my research while in Kenya. Other research I gathered included talking to locals about their thoughts and watching elephants interact in their natural habitats. I also visited an elephant orphanage in Nairobi National Park, and recorded one of the rangers speaking of the reasons why the elephants were there.
While sharing this information with you in future posts, I plan to produce a video constructed of the footage I gathered while in Kenya of interviews and wild elephants, and of the footage I gathered last semester with Alison Stuart of the elephant foot. I hope to finish this video by the end of this month. Once this is done, I will be working on getting social media attention for the video and to research ways in which to make it viral.
iii) List of Potential Research Sources:
- Mutisya, S. (2015, July 9). [Personal interview].
- Nderito, W. (2015, July 9). [Personal interview].
- Mungai, I. (2015, July). [Skype interview].
- TEDTalks: John Kasaona--How Poachers Became Caretakers [Motion picture]. (2010). TED.
- TEDxSydney: Damien Mander--Modern Warrior [Motion picture]. (2013). TEDx.
- WWF - Endangered Species Conservation. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2015, from https://www.worldwildlife.org
- Charles, A. (1993). The Elephant Woman. In Discoveries in Non-Fiction. Ontario: Oxford University Press.
- Know Your Enemy; Elephants. (2014, March 15). The Economist.
- The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A Haven for Elephants and Rhinos. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2015, from https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org