July 26, 2019

The 8 weeks have finally reached their conclusion, and we are presenting our research today. It feels as if the time has simultaneously dragged on and flown by, but we are here at the end either way. I’m relieved to be done, but also sad to leave this experience and th...

July 22, 2019

This is it! The final week of the REEU internship. This week’s focus will be working hard and working quickly to finish our research and end these 8 weeks on a positive note! I’m so thankful to have had a chance to be a part of this internship and meet and work with so...

July 15, 2019

The REEU internship has only two weeks left, and I am left wondering where the time has gone. There’s only one week for us to finish data collection and then for the final week it’s time to analyze, write, and present. I am hopeful that Alyssa and I’s project will be f...

July 8, 2019

Another week is done and over with, and the internship is flying by faster than I ever expected it to. This week was a bit of a change of pace, since we got to work with a new batch of high school students and were tasked with working on an extension project instead of...

July 3, 2019

The first round of bird surveys is done! This has been a long week, since Alyssa and I have start bird surveys at around 7am each morning. Thus, our work days are long and tiring, but progress is being made! We’ve completed one bird survey for each 100 meter transect,...

June 24, 2019

Another week has passed, Alyssa and I have set all of our transects, my brush pants are drenched in sweat and full of thorns, and research is fully underway!

This week we got to work with three high school interns, which was an interesting experience. You don’t realize...

June 16, 2019


      In these past two weeks, I’ve learned more about the process involved in conducting research. After first discussing ideas for projects, and not being sure even where to start, my group finally landed on an idea we liked. I felt that looking at how habita...

June 10, 2019

My name is Garret Cooney. I am currently a senior double-majoring in Wildlife and Forestry at Purdue University. The REEU internship has begun this week, and I am excited to begin. I’m very grateful for this opportunity and I hope to gain valuable knowledge, experience...

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