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.
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
We've all had to deal with things in the field and this week Becky Friesen shares her story of dealing with a cyst in the middle of a tropical rainforest. I, myself, have had a similar experience and it's nice to know I'm not the only one! Working in the field is a fully immersive … Continue reading Medical MGMT
A great read from a fem field biologist this week! As we wind down the field season, or perhaps jump into one, this is a great reminder of what it takes to be in the field. This weeks post comes to you from Alyssa Eby as she shares some of those greasy moments that are … Continue reading Showering in the Field… or Lack There Of.
Packing for the field is never easy. A simple list of long sleeves and warm socks can help guide you but there always seems to be more than meets the eye. How many long sleeves? How many warm socks? It can be both overwhelming and exciting to pack your whole life away into two small … Continue reading Pack Rat
In the field I can eat anything. Anything except cilantro. For others, though, eating certain foods is more than mild distaste and can have a greater impact on their health. This week, we hear from Collette Lauzau and her experiences with gluten sensitivity and her tips on battling this wheat infested world! By: Collette Lauzau … Continue reading Eating your Wheaties… or Not
Being a woman in the field, I have struggled with finding clothing that is not brightly colored or pastel. There is nothing wrong with these colors, but if I want to add such colors to my field clothes repertoire, then it should be on my own terms - not because of my limited choice at … Continue reading Clothing Quandary