Beach Trip: San Vicente & El Nido, Palawan!

Over the weekend, I visited a few beaches in Palawan, another province in the Philippines. We visited the municipality of San Vicente and El Nido. One of my Tita’s friends owns a hotel in Palawan, so we were able to get a discount! The hotel was situated right at the waterfront, so we had a view of the beautiful beach. San Vicente is one of the less touristy areas of Palawan. The nearest town to our hotel was a 20-minute tricycle ride away. One thing San Vicente is known for is having one of the longest stretching beaches. Their beach stretches out to almost 106 miles! One morning, I woke up early to go for a run on the beach. As I ran, I noticed the beach did not have hotels. Rather, they were mostly houses that belonged to the people living on the island. People had their wooden boats right out on their yards. I noticed a few people pushing their boats straight from their houses to the ocean! I was also instantly glad that I wore my running shoes, rather than just running barefoot. I noticed the sand was full of shells. The beach, other than the houses 20 feet apart, seemed to be untouched and pristine. 

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Living Shorelines- Summary

Summary


 

This summer has been incredibly informative to my academic future, giving me valuable lab and field research experience, allowing me to deepen my relationships with professors and grad students, gain an understanding of ecological fieldwork and how to work in a lab team, all while being quite a lot of fun.

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Visiting “America’s Finest City”: San Diego

This is, insanely, my last full week here in Southern California. I have no clue how the time flew by like this! In my attempt to see as much as possible before I leave Los Angeles, I… left Los Angeles!

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Woody Internship – Taft Museum of Art – Blog 7

Today, we’re taking a break from research. (Am I allowed to do that? Let’s find out.) This week, I’m going to talk about how to make the most of Cincinnati.

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In Summary

In Summary

This summer was an excellent opportunity for me. I was able to experience real science on the front lines. This program validated all my years of science education.

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