I had a miscarriage during field work

Today, we are hearing about something that happens so often to women, and to women in the field, but for some reason, our society doesn't seem to want to talk about.  Here is Sanja Hakala's experience with miscarrying a baby while working in the field. Once during an intensive two week field gig I had … Continue reading I had a miscarriage during field work

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Does Field Work Make Me a Bad Mom?

It can happen at any time, and happens almost every time before I leave for an extended time for field work/science. We’re sitting,  walking, just doing something together as a family. And we start talking about what this week is going to be like, which always turns into what my upcoming travel plans are. And, … Continue reading Does Field Work Make Me a Bad Mom?

#FemFieldAdvice

Well, it's almost officially summer up here in the Northern Hemisphere, and this week, in lieu of our normal blog post, we're trying to collate everyone's one favorite tip/trick for the field on #FemFieldAdvice. Feel free to fill out the survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFFtgzhtQju8BbvazvO9Xh9gN6cOuv-XEBTI8M32qtJRP8PA/viewform or just tweet @FemFieldSecrets under #FemFieldAdvice. Thanks, and happy fielding!

No (wo)man’s land: Finding your voice in male-dominated field settings

Today’s post is about how to approach field work in a male-dominated world, which is something to which many of us can relate. And while there are varying degrees of this, I’m sure you’ll agree that Kim’s story falls on the extreme end of male-dominated. She provides some excellent tips and tricks for those who … Continue reading No (wo)man’s land: Finding your voice in male-dominated field settings