Eliot Schrefer

award-winning author

New York, NY USA


eliot schrefer

SCHOOL VISITS: 3rd - 12th

I start by talking about what makes an ape an ape, and then go into the essential differences between bonobos and chimps and how they can help us examine our own human origins. Then I share my sideways entry into primatology, it's onto videos of my time in Congo and some candid moments I filmed with the irrepressible bonobos. I link the apes' physiological adaptations with their culture, all through the lens of how a novel (Endangered) gets structured.



Year(s) of participation: 2018



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2018 at SOMERS MIDDLE SCHOOL in Somers, NY USA