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Hyperobjects – Animal

5 Aug 2018


Mimm’s Ranch
Marfa, Texas

Field Workshop

Borderlands Research Institute  |  Dixon Water Foundation

Ballroom collaborated with Sul Ross State University’s Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) to host a day of citizen science with a field workshop and discussion on threatened grassland birds at the Dixon Water Foundation’s Mimms Unit.

The workshop included a hands-on catching and banding demonstration, followed by a conversation with regional ornithologists from BRI, Denis Perez, and Mieke Titulaer. Through research and monitoring, the group works to understand environmental factors contributing to the decline of migratory bird populations of the Chihuahuan Desert and the Big Bend Region.

Hyperobjects — Animal, was part of a three-part Hyperlocal Ecologies program inspired by the 2018 exhibition Hyperobjects. Ballroom also hosted Mineral and Vegetable.