Time-on-task: 90-120 minutes Oct 21

Motivations of the Owen In their conservationism can be questionable at best. They went to the Savanna to supposedly research the wildlife that lives there. The first when they’re 24 and out of graduate school. The Deception Valley, Botswana is the point where they build a small research outpost. Around this time they started developing feelings for each other and soon after they fell in love. The problems begin to start when they say are happiest when they were to you like they’re alone in the world, just them in the wildlife. The research they did Contribute to several different types of books and their story was interesting enough to be picked up by a TV station ABC for a documentary.


Both of our Owen have specialized degrees within zoology and spent several years studying the wildlife of Deception Valley for 7 years before getting kick out by the Botswana Government. Deception Valley provided a unique opportunity for them to study the wildlife detail do to the animals in the area not having an instinctual fear of humans. This detail allows them together much more data than anyone else would have in a different region. This means overall they’re able to contribute a lot more to the field of zoology than someone working with the same animals in captivity. By the time they finish their research in the area they learned a lot more about the social structure of the Brown Hyena and Desert Lion. Little was known about these animals until they perform their research in the region. These contributions should haven’t had starring you’re standing of the region a highly. Merit research can also be by what organizations have decided to give them grants. Both National Geographic and Frankfurt Zoological Society awarded them grants allow them to continue with their research.


So why did the Owens love the Savannah so much? It’s very clear that they do. They spent 7 years drinking a Metallic tee then bathing in it then pouring it into their car’s radiator, so clearly, they like something about the time we spent there. Well, it could be a combination of things. Their romance was formed when they were working at the nature reserve,  just like we’re any couple first meet it could be a special place for them. And this is probably one of the major factors as they described spending a lot of time together in the beautiful reserve. Another reason could be the sheer appreciation of the local environment gained through the study of it. Like a lot of the time in science, those who study in certain fields tend to gain an appreciation for the subject of the field. It’s a natural outcome of the factors which drive science what time you spend doing something or being somewhere the more likely you are to like it. Another reason why they would like this park is the level of isolation. Kind of like how trying a brand of objectively better food conventions you never did a thing for more brand that you used to eat.  the isolation present Within the natural reserve could be so great that try and find it in any level in civilization is impossible hence their adoration for the natural reserve. The desire to be isolated may come from the fact that liberating to be alone sometimes and in fact healthy especially when you’re with someone who you share an intimate relationship with. One of my last poets on why they might love the park so much is what it represents. The park is a highly isolated part of the world almost untouched by humans except for the “a few of Stone Age Bushman in an area larger than Ireland”. An untouched wilderness in a world dominated by man is a powerful thing.


The Owens deep and emotional relationship with the reserve Is important factor in their decision to combat the poachers who threaten the wildlife such a manner as they did. Information deep and intimate connection is a big contributor to this but also the escalation should be noted.  they didn’t just show up in the park and start kicking ass and taking field notes. It started with dive-bombing poachers with their Cessna Plane and when it crew ineffective of scaring off poachers. Mark Owen and started to use a shotgun loaded with cherry bomb rounds that would not harm them but simply provide a hazardous explosion firing them from his monoprop plane. When that started to prove dangerous they began to help arm the scouts who patrol the reserve and join them on them.

2 Replies to “Time-on-task: 90-120 minutes Oct 21”

  1. Hi Doyle,

    While much of what you write is interesting, I’m having a hard time understanding what question you’re essay is setting out to try to answer. Try to rebuild your introduction so that it leads readers to want to ask that question about the Owenses.

    I’ll also need explicit “who cares” and “so what” statements to help me understand why what you’re writing matters and what larger conversation it’s a part of.

  2. Finally, be sure to connect what your writing in these paragraphs to specific lines or quotes from the Goldberg article. Right now, your writing about the article without integrating your ideas with it.

    I want to see you tie some new “material to think with” from the article to your new question using well-framed (see “The Art of Quoting” in They Say/I Say) direct quotations.

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