The Boreal summer is in full swing up north, so this week we are featuring some of the responses from our #FemFieldAdvice survey! Keep an eye on Twitter - we’ll be posting more throughout the day and helping to amplify others’ advice, too! Michelle Lavery (@JMichelleLavery) Feminine wipes and micellar water/face wipes can keep you … Continue reading July’s #FemFieldAdvice
The first time I had to pee outside was ... an experience. I had grown up in the city and other than a handful of overnight trips at posh campsites with my girl scouts group, I hadn't spent much time outdoors in the heart of nature. For my first field job as an undergrad, I … Continue reading Finding a spot and poppin’ a squat
Despite the monstrous amount of blood, sweat, and tears that go into fieldwork, the idea of returning to the field is exciting. But when uncontrollable circumstances arise, especially when it involves our own health, it's necessary to take the time to recover. This week, Kadambari shares her experience of battling cancer while in the midst … Continue reading The field after cancer
I’m sure everyone at some point during their field season looks forward to heading home. Reuniting with loved ones, rejoining society after being in remote sites, or simply returning to familiarity can be comforting when working away from home. But heading home doesn’t always go smoothly - switching up circadian rhythms, traveling between seasons, and … Continue reading Dealing with the post-fieldwork blues
March 8th is International Women's Day, a day dedicated to embracing the badassery of women, celebrating our accomplishments, and renewing our commitment to achieving gender equality! We're highlighting just a few of our favorite field photos shared on Twitter for Women in Science day. This is only a mere fraction of the truly inspiring photos shared by … Continue reading International Women’s Day!
For real. We suspected these conversations were not happening nearly as much as they should, but had no idea how excited folks would be to share these experiences. We’re stoked to help amplify the voices in our community and share YOUR #femfieldsecrets! Next Tuesday, Lauren will be discussing another topic that can be annoyingly frustrating … Continue reading Thank YOU!!!
Fieldwork is challenging: it's physically demanding, socially isolating, and usually lacking most modern comforts. For women, LGBTQ+, and members of underrepresented groups in STEM, we are often further faced with a set of unique challenges in the field ... but we don't need to face our challenges alone. Through social media and blogging, we wanted to … Continue reading Periods: Shark bait?