Life in the Field

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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Staff Post

Directed Research in Bocas

by Jorie Heilman


The start of our Directed Research projects has come up quickly here in Panama. The students have practiced various field methods throughout the semester and now they get to put their skills into action. Our faculty selected three topics they...
November 26, 2018
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Staff Post

Keep Calm and Marine Science On!

by John DeBuysser


This week, students gained a hands-on appreciation for the "field" in The School for Field Studies as they completed two days of intensive Directed Research and the Tropical Marine Habitat Assessment. The research projects are taking shape nicely and students...
November 26, 2018
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Student Post

Connected to the Field

by Brian Sands


The biggest appeal of SFS, to me, is written right there in the name: field studies. The importance of field work as a way to improve the retention of information is substantial. One day I learn about a topic, maybe...
November 26, 2018
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
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Student Post

"Firsts" in Peru

by Molly Sayles


1. First time experiencing fabulous new fruits. We have been lucky enough to visit local chacras and sometimes the farmers hack into a fruit with a machete and let us try it!   We didn’t eat this little pineapple, but...
November 7, 2018
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

Green Chilies and Red Rice

by Amanda Eason


I eat the same breakfast everyday: a large heaping of rice with a small dollop of chilies. The proportion is intentional and essential. Without the chilies the rice would be bland, boring, and too repetitive for me to enjoy each...
November 6, 2018
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

Life on the Water: Inspirations on Human Resilience in Cambodia's Aquatic Ecosystems

by Yuxi Xia


Not knowing how to swim until the age of fourteen, I grew up with a fear of water. To my surprise, the field trips we have had to different aquatic ecosystems throughout Cambodia have been the most memorable, not because...
November 6, 2018
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
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Student Post

Bears, Bromeliads, Bosque de Nubes

by Lindsay Finnell


Hey friends and folks! We’ve just returned from two weeks in the Cusco region to the full brunt of tropical heat. Cusco is located in the Sacred Valley of the Peruvian Andes at around 12,000 ft, and we were blessed...
October 26, 2018
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

My Identity Abroad

by Waverly Lau


I am Chinese American and am proud of it. I was born and raised in NYC, but both my parents were born in Hong Kong, China. Since I grew up in such a diverse community in New York, I hadn’t...
October 26, 2018
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Have the Reef Lions Returned?

by Paul Simonin, Ph.D.


In the Principles of Marine Resource Management course, which I lead here at the Center for Marine Resource Studies (CMRS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), we have been busy learning about fisheries stock assessment and sustainability this first...
October 9, 2018
		
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