GEOG20001 Society and Environments

Teaching Week Field Trip Held: Approximately Week 4 (Semester 1)
Handbook Entry
Field Trip Coordinator: TBA

The Zoo provides an excellent example of society’s changing attitudes to nature and the ways in which ideas about nature. It utilizes the theoretical frameworks introduced at the start of the semester and combines it with the field work of being at, observing, and analyzing the zoo spaces.

On this visit to the Zoo you are expected to focus less on the animals themselves and more on the meaning and politics of looking at and experiencing this very particular construction of nature. You will be asked to think about the design and organisation of the zoo and the sorts of attitudes, encounters and experiences that arise. A series of guided questions will aid you in answering one of the three field report questions.

Melbourne zoo grounds