July 26, 2019

It’s finally over! All of our hard work is finally paying off. Our manuscript is done! Our poster is printed! Now all we have left is to present! It's been a long 8 weeks. I learned patience, time management, and that I don’t really like working on bats! This program h...

July 22, 2019

We are now in the final countdown of the program! It's hard to believe that 7 weeks have already gone by. This week was full of cool opportunities, lots of laughs, and a million bat calls!

Sunday, we went Indiana Dunes and swam in Lake Michigan! Even though I have lived...

July 15, 2019

This week was BUSY! On Monday we had PALS which is a summer camp experience for inner-city kids in West Lafayette. We went to Celery Bog with our extension project and taught kids all about soundscape ecology! They were not very interested. It's hard to take such an ab...

July 8, 2019

We are over halfway through the program! So this week we worked on our extension project for the PALS event and Riverfest. Mia and I have created a display kind of like a children’s book. We have little pull tabs that are hiding pictures of animals and under the pictur...

July 2, 2019

This week has been veg survey purgatory for the mammals group. We did 25 vegetation surveys this week, moved all of the audio recorders, moved all the funnel traps and pitfall traps, and downloaded all of our pictures from the camera traps. We put our literal blood, sw...

June 24, 2019

So week 3 is over and I have to say it was the most exhausting week yet. Over the weekend we participated in a 5k, helped set up Taste of Tippecanoe (in the pouring rain), and then went to the Taste! It was a long day but super fun (and Emily and I got some super cute...

June 16, 2019


     Well week 2 is all wrapped up! Even though we have been working inside every day I am exhausted. This week has really tested my patience and concentration to the limit. It can be so frustrating to work so long and hard on the research proposals and th...

June 10, 2019

Hello, my name is Avery Cook and I am a Senior at Purdue University participating in the mammals group of the REEU program. With this post I am going to share what got me interested in Wildlife, what I plan to do with my degrees, and how this program will help me achie...

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