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7th Annual Be Well Utah, A Family Health Week, August 15 -22, A Week of Free Health Screenings and Family Fun

2015 Utah Brazilian Festival, Saturday, September 12, 1-7pm Downtown Salt Lake City, The Gateway Center, Free Event

Salt Lake City Library Super Summer Challenge (for Kids, Toddlers, Teens, and Adults) takes place May 30 through August 22.

The University of Utah SummerArts Piano Competition will be held at Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus August 13 & 15, 2015.

Samba Criança (Samba Kid) Brazilian Drum and Dance Summer Camp, July 13-17 | Ages 5-8, July 27-31 | Ages 9-12, 9:00am - 12:00pm, 663 W, 100 S, Salt Lake City Arts Hub

WorldStage! Summer Concert Series, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 8:00 PM, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City, Utah 84119

Free Summer Dance Class for Parkinson's Disease, through the Summer on Tuesdays from 9-10AM at the University of Utah Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex

Utah International Music Academy & Helen Taylor Johannesen International Piano Competition, July 20 - July 29, David P. Gardner Hall, School of Music, University of Utah, Application Deadline: June 30

Salt Lake City Library free summer outdoor concert series "Concerts By The Creek", (starts Jun. 17, 2015), the amphitheater of the Anderson-Foothill Branch

Canyons Resort Free Saturday Summer Concert Series, July 11 & 25, August 1, 15 & 22, September 5, Park City, Utah

Timpanogos Music Festival, Saturday, July 25, at 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Mt. Timpanogos Park, Orem, Utah, Free Admission

Performance Calendar of 2014 - 2015 Season, Department of Ballet , University of Utah 

Performance Calendar of 2014 - 2015 Season, Department of Modern Dance , University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Rhino Horn Camera Aims to Stop Poachers

 In spite of anti-poaching measures such as patrolling park rangers and safe dehorning, poaching of the threatened white rhino and critically endangered black rhino has risen astronomically. Rhino poaching has increased from 13 animals in 2007 to 1,215 in 2014 in South Africa alone, according to that country's Department of Environmental Affairs.

In a bid to help, a UK-based nonprofit called Protect has developed a system that uses a variety of technologies to track the behaviour of rhinos and immediately send an alert when poachers attack.

Called RAPID (Real-time Anti Poaching Intelligence Device), it combines a satellite GPS collar, heart-rate monitors embedded under the skin of the rhinos and a small camera placed in a hole drilled in the rhino's horn. If a drastic change occurs in the rhino's heart rate -- such as might occur if a rhino were shot -- the camera switches on and an alarm sounds. An anti-poaching team can be dispatched within minutes via truck or helicopter to try to catch the perpetrators, while footage captured may aid the prosecution.

More Coverage:

Link 1 (cnet.com)

Link 2 (Website of Protect)

Link 3 (Facebook of Protect)

Link 4 (Twitter of Protect)

Protect RAPID Rhino Cam Footage; anti-poaching device field trials in South Africa:

A Fun Picture from Protect's Facebook page:

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