Working With A Troop of Baboons: Untamed Science Video
This Week: What is it like to be a field biologist?
Many students probably wonder what it’s like to be biologist and do research
in the field. In order to learn about field biologist, Rob and Haley took a
trip to the Mpala Research Station in Kenya where they learned about one on
going study by a diverse crew of biologists.
In this ground breaking project on baboons, the researchers are using a
combination of cutting edge technology (GPS collars), and good old field
research (tracking the baboons on a daily basis). These methods help the
field biologists understand how groups of animals make decisions. To answer
their questions, the biologists are capturing an entire troop of baboons and
putting the radio collars on them. It’s not as easy a task as it might seem.
This video gives your students a glimpse into the world of field biology,
which can be both difficult, and thrilling at the same time. For more information about this particular study, Rob and Haley put together a few links and descriptions about the individual researchers at this link.
About Untamed Science
Produced and hosted by a diverse crew of science-expert-videographers, these lively, flexible videos can be used to introduce a topic, reinforce concepts, or simply add some fun to a lesson presentation.
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