A year in review & a year anew

We started the blog in January 2018 with our inaugural blog entry, Periods: Shark bait? ... 25 entries and 3,900+ readers later, the year has come to a close. Now at the start of 2019, we wanted to recap the past year and share some new plans for 2019. Thanks to ALL for contributing their advice, … Continue reading A year in review & a year anew

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#FemFieldThanks

As the end of the year - somehow - approaches, we wanted to dedicate this week's blog entry to thanking all of the strong, empowering women in STEM.  We are so grateful for all of our mentors, colleagues, assistants, friends, and family that have inspired, taught, and encouraged us through the years. And this week, … Continue reading #FemFieldThanks

*TRIGGER WARNING* How to ‘Take Care’

This week, an anonymous contributor shares their experience with a horribly all-too-common problem with remote field research: sexual harassment. And unfortunately, survivors of harassment and assalt can be victim-blamed and shamed for the behavior of another. The author of this submission further provides advice to 'take care' in the field: understanding the resources available to … Continue reading *TRIGGER WARNING* How to ‘Take Care’

Adventuring into Scientific Diving

This week, we're taking the plunge into the world of scientific diving! Elisabeth is an active scientific diver and is sharing some of her diving experiences along with some excellent tips for aspiring divers. By: Elisabeth A. Maxwell(@studentofwater) I’ve been diving for about seven years and have been fortunate to experience a range of diving … Continue reading Adventuring into Scientific Diving

*TRIGGER WARNING* Staying Safe

This week's post comes from an anonymous contributor. The experience she shares stems from life outside of fieldwork and contains possible triggers. We urge readers to proceed with caution as this experience deals with intimidation/stalking from an unknown man. By: Anonymous As an undergrad, I had the opportunity to participate in field reasearch internationally. My … Continue reading *TRIGGER WARNING* Staying Safe