November Seminar: Wildlife of South Africa

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Building (SN2067) on the Memorial University campus

Jeannine Winkel (Biologist and Naturalist) will talk about “Wildlife of South Africa” based on a three week trip to South Africa in February 2015. She started in Cape Town and spent the last two weeks near Krueger National Park. Jeannine will show photos of the local fauna (lots of birds, mammals and others). She will also show a short music video she created from the best footage she got on the trip.

Jeannine Winkel was born and raised in Germany.  Following receipt of her M.Sc. (Biology) from Ruhr University Bochum in 2008, she spent a year in Iceland working on horse and sheep farms and another year in Canada (in Kelowna, BC and Rocky Mountain House, Alberta) before moving to Newfoundland for her summer job as an interpreter on Molly Bawn Whale and Puffin Tours.  Because she fell in love with the land, the people, the scenery and whales and other wildlife of Newfoundland, she moved here permanently in 2011.  Currently, Jeannine works as an interpreter for Molly Bawn every summer and as a seabird observer for Canadian Wildlife Service, going offshore for weeks at a time to count and identify all the birds the ship is passing.