Courses and Lectures
Observing Animals: Behavioral Studies in Zoos (UCLA Extension)
September 17 (Tuesday) through December 10 (Tuesday)
This course, taught by L.A. Zoo Director of Research Dr. Cathleen Cox, provides an introduction to methods and techniques of 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 a study project on selected species at the Zoo. No prerequisites. Enrollment is limited. Classes take place on Tuesday evenings at the L.A. Zoo. Training for projects takes place on Saturday, October 12.
For more information, contact Dr. Cox at 323/644-4204. To register, contact UCLA Extension at 310/825-9971 or 818/784-7006, or visit www.uclaextension.edu. Membership in the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association provides complementary admission to the zoo and is highly recommended. Once registered you may purchase a three-month membership with confirmation of your enrollment and $15.