Tent of Nations 2019 [4]: Bethlehem, Soldiers, Settlements & Spiritual Growth

[This is a journal entry I wrote in Palestine. Any notes made by me after the fact will be in brackets and/or not italicized. I’ve added information on some politics in this post. I also included some of my own personal thoughts about faith in this entry. The next post will be about community psychology and how I saw it in the West Bank. Please enjoy!]

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Terrapin Study: A Summary

Alas, our journey together has come to an end. It seems like a daunting task to draw a summary of such an enlightening and fun summer, but here we are. Just to lay out the setting of our summary…

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Going Turtling! Weeks 8 & 9: Wrapping up & Exciting Discoveries!

Weeks 8 & 9 were fairly uneventful by capture standards, save for one interesting discovery. In week 8 we captured 10 turtles in total, with the sex ratio being 7 males to 3 females. On week 9, we captured 3 turtles total, with the sex ratio being 2 females and 1 male. Overall, it was a good way to end the field work portion of the project.

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Going Turtling! : Week 1 and Project Rundown

Week 1 of the turtle project was a fairly slow start. We caught 3 turtles overall, 3 beautiful males. All around 13 cm length of carapace. In terms of by-catch we caught several crabs, 2 silver perch, and a rather large flounder! It was an exciting start to the project, both my partner and I always love to interact with the animals, even if they aren’t the animals we are looking for!

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Final Post: Summary for summer research experience

This summer, my research focused on two major parts: 1) chemical characterization of urban organic aerosols; 2) chemical analysis on composition of biomass burning aerosols.

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