MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia College will host an exclusive screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary “Elephant King.”
Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to watch the film at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Arts and Sciences Building Auditorium.
The Smithsonian Channel will premiere the documentary on Wednesday, and only Georgia College has been chosen to host a private screening the next day.
The documentary explores Dr. Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell’s research on social relationships among elephants living in the southern African country of Namibia.
In the film, O’Connell-Rodwell can be seen working in the elephant communities sometimes only a few feet from the gigantic creatures.
The Smithsonian Channel is using the film as part of its women’s history month special celebrating women in science.
O’Connell-Rodwell is the Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Distinguished Scholar for spring 2013.
She is a faculty member of Stanford University’s School of Medicine and a world-renowned expert on elephants.
Over the last 20 years, she has dedicated her research to studying elephant communication and how their societies are constructed and maintained.
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