We’ve all been there. You and your field team have been together for long hours, hot/cold days, bruising tasks, and exhaustingly mundane chores. Rainy/snowy days stuck inside or stuck working. You’ve probably pulled more than a few ticks off of each other. Your nerves are frayed. There's no other words to describe the feeling at … Continue reading Motivate your crew!
First off, I get really grumpy when people conflate being an introvert with being socially awkward. They are NOT THE SAME THING. The way I like to think of being an introvert is that I get my energy and recharge through being alone in solitude. What this means is that no matter how much I … Continue reading Introvert Fielding
Since starting research as an undergrad, my seabird fieldwork has required me to disappear to some odd end of the world for a few months each year. My family and friends have always been supportive, though I was usually met with a slew of questions like you're going to go live on a ... volcano?, wait … Continue reading A death half a world away
Field work has its ups and downs. It can be the best time of our lives and sometimes the most difficult. This weeks blog comes to you from Olivia Box telling her story of tackling those less than ideal conditions in a one of a kind place. We learn a lot about ourselves in the … Continue reading Things take the time they take.
It’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science today and we are all dying to hear who your heroes are. Please let us know under #FemFieldHero and if you want, add a picture of them, you, or both of you doing some field work! We can’t wait to hear who inspired you! I have … Continue reading Who’s your #FemFieldHero?
Hi everyone! It’s a new year at FemFieldSecrets and we are looking for some new ways to engage the world of women and non-binary folks doing field work. First of all, we need you!! We are interested in hearing diverse perspectives from people all over the world about the unique experiences our community has. Have … Continue reading Calling all FemFieldScientists!!!
This week's blog is coming at you from Madagascar! Dive into the beautiful words and stories of Dr. Karen Samonds and how she has learned to raise her family with field work lovingly entwined. Exploration and paleontology have always been my passion. While most of my job involves sitting at a desk and typing away … Continue reading PALEONTOLOGIST MOM