Student Journals

WU Wingate

Heavenly Bland
April 5, 2024

This week, we wrapped our field days by going to the creek and collecting the last samples. The weather was nice and fairly warm. Everyone seemed to be in such a great mood, especially with how the weather was. The height of the creek…

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Emily Haag
April 5, 2024

This was our last day in the field. It’s kind of hard to believe, 9 weeks went by so quickly. We were back in the creek collecting macroinvertebrates again. Dr. Niland mentioned difference in our confidence while collecting with the kick net was…

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Angel Milla
April 5, 2024

Today was our last day of going out to Thompson Creek and collecting Macroinvertebrates. At our first location we collected using the kick nets and attempted to use the D-net to try and see if we were able to find more individuals or new Macroinvertebrate species…

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Esma Pajt
April 5, 2024

It is Saturday afternoon; I am preparing to write this journal knowing that it is my last one. The sadness of not being at the paradise of Southern 8ths yesterday as well as the thought of never working with the same group of people again is…

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Alex Cook
November 3, 2023

This week was a great finale for the internship as a whole, we were able to visit the highest location on the property, where we were able to look down upon miles of forest that looked so small from where we were standing. It was a great…

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Camden Grantham
November 3, 2023

It’s hard to believe that this will be my last ever journal entry for this internship, and my second to last visit to the farm. It seems like the weeks went by so fast. I can’t make sense of the fact that we have been going out almost…

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James Pittman
November 3, 2023

This was our last time visiting the kayak put- in and take-out locations, and the last time we will be going out into the field to do research. It will feel weird not showing up to Southern Eights and examining the transects or trying to…

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Kaitlynn Cook
March 31, 2023

This was our intern group’s final field day at Southern 8ths Farm, and I’d have to say it was a great way to end our 2023 internship. We got a warning before we arrived that there was an equestrian event being held on the property, so…

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Ellie Counts
March 31, 2023

Today at the internship Brianna introduced me to Earth Hour which is from 8:30-9:30 on March 25th where the lights are turned off for an hour to help reduce light pollution. I was amazed to learn about Earth Hour and wondered how…

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Noah Dyer
April 2, 2023

Well this was it, the last day on the property of Southern 8ths. It was most certainly the most unique experience I’ve ever witnessed in my whole life. I had a very informational, engaging, and relieving time at the wonderful…

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Holima Kaikai
March 31, 2023

On my final visit to the Southern 8ths Farm we started the day by going back to Thompson Creek for the last time to observe the water. There was a huge difference in the scenery from our first visit to our last. While making our way to our woodland transect…

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Hana Missildine
April 15, 2023

Unlike the other presenters at Southern 8th’s I am a history major. I didn’t apply for my internship but was asked by Professor David Mitchell. I am currently only a sophomore at Wingate University, so the opportunity was…

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Anna Anderson
October 21, 2022

Friday was a short day. We got to meet a group from Winthrop University who are studying Eastern Box Turtles. We traveled to Prairie number 4 to track the turtle named Sam. It was interesting to watch…

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Mallory Johnson
October 7, 2022

Today, we didn’t really do as many observations as we normally would. We focused mainly on the different types of technology that we can use for our research. When we first got out there…

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