We Are Dexter: For the Love of Elephants!

Date:
Wednesday, 03/20/2024
Time: 7:00 pm

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Dexter is a caring community; this is exemplified by one resident’s mission to help orphaned elephants.  Helen Weingarten, has supported the care and rehabilitation of elephants for many years.  In this slideshow presentation, Helen shares her experiences with orphan elephants rescued and cared for by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and rehabilitation program in Kenya – bottle feeding 1 year old orphan Mutara rescued by the Trust as a newborn in 2009 and living in the Trust’s nursery in Nairobi and, in 2023, observing 14-year-old Mutara with her 1-year-old baby Mambo, now living in the wild.

About the presenter:

Helen Weingarten is an Associate Professor Emerita of Social Work at the University of Michigan School of Social work. Her contributions to social work reflect a commitment to core values entwined in the discipline— problem-solving, connection, integration, relationship. “I’ve always thought of ‘career’ in terms of contributing to the world,” she says. “It never occurred to me to enter a non-helping profession.”

This program will be in the Library’s lower-level meeting room. Families are welcome to attend. Registration is appreciated, but not required.  Scroll down to register  or call the library at 734-426-4477, (ext 120).

This program is the third in a monthly Bicentennial event.

 


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This event has room for 150 people. There are currently 24 people registered.




03/20/2024 7:00 PM 03/20/2024 7:00 PM America/Detroit We Are Dexter: For the Love of Elephants!

  Dexter is a caring community; this is exemplified by one resident’s mission to help orphaned elephants.  Helen Weingarten, has supported the care and rehabilitation of elephants for many years.  In this slideshow presentation, Helen shares her experiences with orphan elephants rescued and cared for by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and rehabilitation program in Kenya […]

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