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Perry’s ‘Wild Semester’ featured on PBS, local news

Travis Perry leads sunset lecture in Sonoran Desert. Photo by Megan Perry.

Last updated February 20, 2024

By Tina Underwood

Travis Perry, a Furman University alumnus and biology professor, has led a study away program in the New Mexico wilderness for nearly two decades. “Wild Semester” takes students out of the traditional classroom to explore on-the-ground wildlife conservation practices. The 16-week, four-class experience caught the attention of filmmakers Mike Abernathy and Matthew Murray whose production, “Learning Wild,” will air Feb. 22 on New Mexico PBS. Locally, the documentary was screened on Furman’s campus Feb. 18. News outlets including FOX Carolina’s “Access Carolina,” The Post and Courier-Greenville, WYFF News 4 and the Albuquerque Journal covered the story. Furman News supplied this story about the project.

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