Lancaster - Two Lancaster High School graduates are speaking at Ohio University Lancaster next week about their work in the Brazilian Rainforest. Dr. Richard Wallace and Chris Noice will give a presentation called "Changing Rainforest Livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon."
Wallace and Noice will present and discuss a short documentary on the people who extract and work with a forest fiber on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Brasee Hall. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Dr. Wallace conducts research and training in the Amazon, working closely with traditional rubber tapping populations and colonist farmers to better understand the relationship between culture, economy and rainforest conservation. He has been working in this field for 20 years. Chris Noice produced and edited the documentary. He is a media producer, specializing in video and film production.
"These are two local men who are doing great work," said Library Director Judy Carey Nevin."We are very excited to see their documentary and hear about the research and training that they are a part of in the Amazon."
Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at California State University, Stanislaus, located in the Central Valley of California. Noice is currently a media production specialist for the State of California's Judicial Branch.