The Importance Of Outreach

The Importance Of Outreach

Policeman, doctor, lawyer, astronaut, accountant, teacher; while each of these professions are not all equally exciting to a child, there is some understanding about what…

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Cholera found in Migrating Snow Geese

Cholera found in Migrating Snow Geese

Over the past several decades, anthropogenic effects (human activity) are increasingly tipping the balance in favour of some species over others in North America; and…

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If mosquitoes preferentially bite you over others....here is why

If mosquitoes preferentially bite you over others….here is why

I found this interesting. I get bit a lot. And I have a full outfit for fighting off getting bit so my face doesn’t swell…

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Being Left – A Guide To Staying Home When Someone You Know Is In The Arctic

Being Left – A Guide To Staying Home When Someone You Know Is In The Arctic

When your loved one takes off for the Great White North, there are a lot of emotions, worries and fears. However, as with any difficult…

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Camaraderie, leaving home and enjoying life's adventures

Camaraderie, leaving home and enjoying life’s adventures

The countdown is on. I have 10 days before I leave home for 2 months, spending time travelling by commercial flights, bush planes, helicopters; seeing…

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SHOREBIRD LEG FLAGS; how to make the perfect leg flag.

SHOREBIRD LEG FLAGS; how to make the perfect leg flag.

The North American Banding Council has designated that as scientists capture and tag birds, we do so in a structured way so that everyone can…

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Arctic Facts: Bio-luminescent (glow in the dark) zooplankton during the arctic night

Arctic Facts: Bio-luminescent (glow in the dark) zooplankton during the arctic night

The Polar Night. Anywhere North of the polar circle line for a period of the year it’s over 24 hours of darkness. No sun. Culturally,…

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2016 East Bay Mainland Camp Letters are Here!

2016 East Bay Mainland Camp Letters are Here!

It’s year three of my field season for the PhD and I’m completely excited. I have confidence in myself more so than previous years; I’m…

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Foodie in the Field: Coconut Peanut Butter Macaroons

Foodie in the Field: Coconut Peanut Butter Macaroons

Who said eating vegan had to be boring……oops, probably shouldn’t have said that because half or more of you just stopped reading. And it’s true,…

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Attaching nanotags - a grad student perspective

Attaching nanotags – a grad student perspective

If you study plants, studying how they change can be pretty easy (from a logistical stand point). Sessile plants and animals can be found where…

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