Observing Animals: Behavioral Studies in Zoos (UCLA Extension)
L.A Zoo Director of Research Dr. Cathleen Cox teaches this introduction to studying animal behavior. Topics include recognizing individual animals, producing accurate descriptions of behavior, recognizing and organizing behaviors into an ethogram, and methods of collecting quantitative data.
In addition to lectures and demonstrations, participants conduct study projects on selected species at the Zoo. No prerequisites. Enrollment limited. Classes take place on Thursday evenings with the exception of November 22. Training for projects takes place on Saturday, October 20.
For information, contact Dr. Cox and (323) 644-4204.
For registration, contact UCLA Extension at (310) 825-9971 or (818) 784-7006, or visit www.uclaextension.edu.
September 27 through December 13
7:30-10pm, Classroom C in the Children's Discovery Center