On October 26, 2017 a bright and chilly morning, our Baboon Class went to the magnificent University of Notre Dame. When we arrived we made our way to the Galvin Life Sciences Center to listen to Dr. Elizabeth Archie speak to us about her work. Dr. Archie had traveled to Kenya, Africa to study yellow baboons in the Amboseli National Park. Through enlightening enthusiasm, Dr. Archie taught us about the nature and lifestyles of the yellow baboon species. They used many instruments and tools such as radio collars and blow dart guns all the way too sheets and frozen samples of feces to study these baboons. They learned that they have a sort of social status, or hierarchy in their lives making one baboon completely and socially different from another. Once we were done learning about baboons, Dr. Archie split our group in half. One half was to go to the parasitology lab and the other was to stay and learn how baboon’s family relationships could be seen through alleles, forms of genes that determine what traits you possess. Directly after this we were making our way to the Jordan Science Hall, to learn about parasites in baboons. We were presented with fecal samples from baboons and were able to look at them through microscopes. Although many of us were deceived with pieces of food and air bubbles some of us found parasites in the samples. It was a great way to learn first hand about parasites. After spending fascinating time learning and studying parasites, we headed over to the Huddle for lunch. We all had a chance at freedom to choose our own meals, eat were we wanted, and get a taste of what college life was like. After that, we went back to the Galvin Science Center for a great opportunity to listen to three Notre Dame students about what life in college was like. We asked many thoughtful answers and received very enlightening responses. At the end of our trip, we all walked out back to the bus happy and fulfilled from a great day at Notre Dame. After our trip we were tasked to make a Mini Documentary that described our trip.
The process involved us to use adobe premier to edit and piece by piece put together our documentary. The process was long, but very rewarding.
Throughout the process of making the Mini Documentary there were many steps involved. We had to take many pictures and videos from footage that was taken during the trip and piece it all together to create a visual and audible story describing out trip, or our Mini Documentary. Throughout this process, I have learned and gained more knowledge in the science world, become a better editor, and had an enjoyable time while doing it.