September 11, 2005

Farm Fieldtrip...
This was my first week (albeit part-week) back at uni. I skipped my first class, French linguistics, and I didn't miss a thing except maybe 2 hours of nap time. On Friday I had my first of five field trips this semester. We went to the Dairy Education and Research Centre, which is run by UBC and Agriculture Canada. We basically tromped around with plastic booties on, walking through cow waste (semi-solid and liquid) while looking at calves and dairy cows. We talked about the centre's research into animal welfare, and increasing dairy production without some of the negative benefits.
This upcoming week is a visit to the zoo (for Vertebrate Physiology and Anatomy), and a trip to a bog (for Plants and Animals of BC).

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