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Summer Virtual Travel Series: Argentina

Speaker(s): Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Claudia Vallegia, Guillermo Garcia

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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You’re invited to join our virtual “Summer Travel Series” and explore fascinating archaeological and primate research sites with Leakey Foundation scientists as your guides.

Support a good cause while you learn from top experts, tour places the public will never get to visit, and “Zoom” to the far corners of the world from the comfort of your own home.

Virtual tours will take place on June 25, July 7, and August 26. All proceeds from this series will go towards the Primate Research Fund.

Registration is limited to the first 85 donors. Registration form below.

June 25 – Argentina

Owl monkey sitting on a wood signThe first event in the Summer Travel Series takes you to Argentina for a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the Owl Monkey Project with Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque and Dr. Claudia Vellegia.

Get an insider’s view of fascinating multi-disciplinary research, and learn about the habitat and behavior of monogamous owl monkeys from the world’s foremost experts. You will also learn about the flora and fauna that make up the characteristic ecosytem of the Humid Gran Chaco region.


About the tour

• The tour will begin at 5 pm Pacific with a performance of Argentine tango and folkloric music by Guillermo Garcia.

• Dr. Fernandez-Duque and Dr. Valeggia will give a presentation about their research and lead you on a virtual tour of their field site in Argentina.

• Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to interact with the scientists in a lively question and answer session.

Donate to register

The Summer Travel Series is a fundraiser for the Primate Research Fund, a fund that provides emergency grants to long-term primate field research sites.

This funding supports local communities while ensuring continuity of data collection.

All donations will be quadruple-matched by Anne and Jeff Maggioncalda and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

Ticket Types

$100 Donation
for June 25 only

• Zoom access to the live event
• Video replay link for the recorded program
• Opportunity to engage with world-class scholars
• Your tax-deductible donation is quadrupled
• 100% of your donation goes to the Primate Research Fund

Registration Form

Summer Virtual Travel Series Registration
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June 25
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Eduardo Fernandez-Duque

Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque is a professor of anthropology at Yale University and a Leakey Foundation grantee. He examines the behavioral, psychological, and ecological correlations of male-female relationships, pair bonding, sexual selection, and parental care in three primate species: titis, sakis, and owl monkeys in Ecuador and Argentina.

Claudia Vallegia

Dr. Claudia Vallegia is a professor of anthropology at Yale University and a Leakey Foundation grantee. Using a biosocial and evolutionary framework, Dr. Valeggia explores human reproductive ecology, reproductive endocrinology, maternal and child health, and the health of indigenous peoples in Latin America.

Guillermo Garcia

Guillermo Garcia is a guitarist, tango dancer, and audio scientist who was introduced to tango and folkloric guitar while growing up in Argentina. He has played at the Chicago Symphony Hall, the Oregon Bach Festival, Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook Castle, Buenos Aires milongas La Viruta, Salón Canning and Confitería Ideal, and the historical Teatro Municipal de Bahía Blanca, where Carlos Gardel performed in 1918.

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