Fellowship Experiences

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Wetland Ecology Research: Behind the scenes

Sylvia Jacobson • February 2, 2021

When I first read our project proposal, I remember thinking it sounded straightforward. It neatly laid out a plan to assess the role of native plantings in stabilizing wetlands after an invasive grass, Phragmites australis, was removed. There would be twelve study sites, and we would plant three different native wetland species at each one.

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What COVID Taught Me about the Need for Nature

Amanda Lawrence • December 11, 2020

I have never been so aware of the seasons changing until I was forced to watch them from inside.

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Cultivating Culture: Highlighting the resiliency of shellfish farmers and watermen in uncertain times

Brendan Campbell • November 23, 2020

For the past seven years, I have been a student at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences Horn Point Laboratory researching fisheries and aquaculture. I have never encountered a community more passionate about their heritage than the Chesapeake Bay watermen.

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Oysters Three Ways: A collection of simple, go-to recipes for all types of oyster eaters

Brendan Campbell • July 4, 2020

Looking to try some delicious oyster recipes from home that anyone in the family would enjoy? Here’s a great starter series of simplified versions of classic oyster recipes to satisfy any type of oyster eater.

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Searching for the Bright Side: Graduate studies during a pandemic

Sarah Cvach • April 11, 2020

Where I live, this time of year is usually one of the best times.

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