At last year’s FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) Capstone event, I quickly realized the activity I designed wasn’t hands-on enough. So, I vowed to make a more hands-on activity this year.
The flat, hard pavement of Beaufort, although accompanied by beautiful sunsets, has taken its toll on my legs since I moved to the coast. The new Fort Macon trail provides a scenic reprieve.
We met in 2009. My life was in limbo but exciting things were happening. I had just completed a 6-month internship at a weekly newspaper in Santa Barbara and returned from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico assisting a now quite successful underwater photographer, Thomas Peschack, through an expedition with the International League of Conservation Photographers.
As of this moment, I have exactly 42 Twitter followers. I jumped on the Twitter train a little late, and I have found that more of my friends are on Instagram and Facebook versus theContinue reading
A Great Blue Heron drives home the problem of plastic pollution.
I’ve officially completed the first quarter of my PhD, and I felt like it was one of my weaker academic performances to date. Much like my first semester in the MEM program at the Nicholas School, I felt ALL the feelings: inadequate, gleeful, inept, intellectually engaged, inefficient, excited, frustrated, enlightened, moronic, self-assured, and doubt-ridden…to name a few.
“I’m really nervous,” one of the 4th graders in our Girl Scout troop quietly confessed to me. I inquired further and she explained, “I’ve never seen a marine biologist in real life before.”
While working on methods, you may not be getting data and results, but you are building the tools to answer your research questions in the future.
This summer I was reminded of two things:
I HATE moving
The ocean is awesome
Let’s tackle the annoying one first. Summer 2015 goes down in the books.
Erika calls in banded Snowy Plovers on Florida beaches.