Category Archives: Education

FRIEND

Anna is an old friend of Tatu and Loulis’s. After she graduated from CWU she interned at the Portland Zoo and now is working at a beautiful chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada called the Fauna Foundation. Whenever she visits Ellensburg she … Continue reading

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“Dear Tatu and Loulis”

Written by Susan Feeley It was my dream to visit you at CHCI. I first read about you both and Washoe, Dar and Moja in Roger Fouts’ book Next of Kin and after becoming a Friend of Washoe in 2005, … Continue reading

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Happy 20th Anniversary!

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute. Providing Washoe’s chimpanzee family with sanctuary and care has drawn a diverse multitude of volunteers and visitors to Ellensburg over the years. We are proud to have served … Continue reading

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Attending an Advanced Chimposium – NYC to Ellensburg

Written by: Sandra Casti This past October, I flew across the country on a mission to confirm my decision to apply for Central Washington University’s M.S. program in Primate Behavior. My dad and I planned a trip out west for … Continue reading

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From Brea Woodhouse

Written by: Brea Woodhouse When I first came to CHCI as a student in the PRIM 220 class, Mary Lee told us that when we walk in this building we can leave everything else outside; that being here would allow … Continue reading

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From Lizz Stewart

Written by: Lizz Stewart I was thirteen the first time I went to a chimposium at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute with my eighth grade class. My science teacher had been talking up the Chimposium trip for the better … Continue reading

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From Callie Johnston

Written by: Callie Johnston After graduating from Everett Community College, the daunting decision of what to do with my life loomed as large as an elephant in a china shop. Delicately trying to navigate passion and job security, I could … Continue reading

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