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ANSO Methods Class Visits Philadelphia Zoo

Recently, Dr. Jasmine Harris and the students in her methods course visited the Philadelphia Zoo.

In March, Dr. Jasmine Harris and the students in Methods (ANSO 200) took a field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. The students spent the afternoon observing the animals in the exhibits and the people visiting the zoo that day. The field trip enabled students to hone their observational skills and to practice writing ethnographic fieldnotes.


Students spend time at the Philadephia Zoo to develop data collection techniques including observation. Students will also learn how to analyze and interpret the collected data.