The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunger, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. The story begins after Aisholpan has been training with her father’s eagle for many months. As every eagle can only have one master, the time has come for Aisholpan to capture an eagle of her own.

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Science Talk + Falconry Display : Youssef Idaghdour “It takes a genome”

1 PM at Project Space + East Plaza

Philosophers and scientists have debated the relative roles of nature and nurture for centuries. This talk explores this long-standing debate in light of the recent advances in the field of genetics and their applications in avian conservation.