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Brock Talks - Who the Heck Was Jocko and Why Should We Care?: Entangled Empathy and Environmental History in the Niagara Region

Monday 12 April 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Where: Online Program
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext. 211

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During the summer of 1962 a sea lion named Jocko caused a media sensation when he escaped from Prudhomme Garden Centre in Vineland, Ontario. For several months he evaded authorities and amateur rescuers alike as he swam in Lake Ontario. Keri Cronin, Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities, will share Jocko’s story of escape and eventual capture. She will explore why it is not only interesting on its own–here we have an animal who is neither native nor invasive struggling to survive in a foreign environment–but it also provides an important framework for thinking about animal histories and environmental histories in the Niagara region.

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  • Monday, April 12
  • 7:00-8:00 pm