Baboon Films at Penn High School
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Adviser: Kevin McNulty, firstname.lastname@example.org
SLUG: EXT Jordan Center
Today’s Date: 2/2/18 Planned Air Date:
Producer: Anya Tang Photog: Mr. McNulty
Reporter: Anya Tang Editor: Anya Tang
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GFX: Field Trips
Lead: Mrs. Harshberger’s & Mr. McNulty’s Biology Seminar class went on a field trip to Notre Dame in order to learn more about baboons & their microbiology. The Biology Seminar class had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Archie about baboons, as well as their role in the study of microbiomes.
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The field trip taught us a lot about Biology, as well as what an ordinary day looks like for students at Notre Dame -- as well as Dr. Archie herself.
The star of our trip was, of course, Dr. Archie -- we learned that the way baboons socialize has a strong effect on their microbiome. After Dr. Archie taught us all about baboon microbiology, she explained to us why it was so significant to her field of study.
We learned that baboon microbiology can be used in order to determine which baboon is a baby baboon’s parent, as well as identifying deceased baboons. Then, she passed out
worksheets for us to better understand all of the information we had just absorbed.
We also got to visit the Jordan Center, where we learned about parasitology and microbes in Notre Dame’s parasitology lab. Our class got the opportunity to learn hands-on by looking through baboon feces samples for microbes, which we then identified.
Some of us were lucky enough to find rare samples of pathogens! We learned a lot about how the environment contributes to baboon microbiology as well, which helped us better understand the role microbiomes play in our world.
Afterwards, students at Notre Dame talked to us about what life there was like -- we learned a lot about the work and responsibilities a college student has to fulfil.
All in all, the Notre Dame field trip taught all of us a lot about both biology and baboons in a unique and intriguing way!