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Turtles, Teaching, and Tales, Oh My! An Afternoon Volunteering at the Smithsonian

Aimee Hoover • December 6, 2017

The skies had opened and dumped a record-setting downpour in Washington, D.C. Wouldn’t you know that I was scheduled that day to participate as a volunteer scientist in an event called “Expert Is In” at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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My Nontraditional Path to Science Started Outdoors

Joel Bostic • November 15, 2017

I was never very interested in science. Outdoor activities like surfing and kayaking, sports, music – these activities captivated me as an adolescent and into early adulthood. School, and especially science, did little to hold my attention. My teachers told my parents, “Such great potential, if only he would fulfill it.”

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Following the Nitrogen to Find the Septic Tanks

Katherine Martin • October 9, 2017

I thought I knew Calvert County well. I had been a 2015 summer intern in Solomons, Maryland, at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) as part of Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

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The Strength of Diversity: How Genetic Research Could Help Restore Maryland Oysters

Katie Hornick • September 25, 2017

It was a scorching hot day. The heat index was above 100 degrees at only 9:00 a.m. It was late July on the Eastern shore of Maryland. I met with Ken Paynter’s laboratory crew from the University of Maryland, College Park, at the Knapp’s Narrows Marina in Tilghman Island. We were going out together to collect oysters, the focus of my dissertation project.

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Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV): From Nuisance Weed to Darling of the Chesapeake Bay

Carrie Perkins • September 5, 2017

A generation ago, the seagrasses we know as submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) were unflatteringly referred to as “weeds,” usually in the same sentence as the words “nuisance” and “rid.” We’ve come a long way since then.

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