Category Archive: Internship

Jul 10

SLC Update: Dishbags and VR

July 1, 2019 by Tonia Haack Today in SLC the students were introduced to Native American dish bags, Dolly Potts explained to the student the background of the dish bags, and the students then got to make their own dish bags. Some of the students never even used a sewing machine before and got to …

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Jul 03

Adam’s Corn(er) Episode 2: Soil Testing

This week, Adam and colleague Brandon head out into the garden to get soil readings.

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Jul 02

SLC Week 3: Galactic Escape, Cultural Conversations and Time in the Lab

Teamwork and Galactic Escape! by Marissa Vele On Wednesday, June 26th the SLC students had a fun eventful day.  The day started with some awesome ice breaker warm ups outside. The students had fun while building their leadership and teamwork skills.  Then the students met with Jennifer Morris for some interesting activities connecting the STEM …

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Jul 01

Out in the Field: ViFF Season 2, Vlog 3

  This week the interns interviewed some experts. They started off the week talking with Jeff Gringon about what plants were growing on the Zoar site so that they could better identify them in person and in the app. They also interviewed a USDA Forest Service Silviculturist, John Lampereur, about the effects the tornado had …

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Jun 27

SLC Knowledge-Sharing: Week 2

  This week in SLC the students had a chance to make smudge sticks with Dolly Potts, she talked about the four sacred smudging herbs (sage, cedar, sweetgrass and tobacco) These medicines are the anchor of the medicine wheel, and we use them for smudging rituals and cleansing. The Four Sacred Plants  Nāēqnemāw (tobacco)  Nãēgnemāw …

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Jun 27

Into the Storm: Visualizing Forest Futures Week 2

Hello, and welcome back to ViFF Blogs. This week, the interns finalized what they would be focusing on for the project: wind damage. They will be looking at how the 2007 tornado affected the Menominee forest by comparing disturbed and non-disturbed areas. With that, the interns finally listened to their parents and spent some time …

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Jun 26

Sharing the Wisdom: SLC Meets With Cultural Elder

On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 the Sustainability Leadership Cohort had the privilege of meeting with the Cohort’s Cultural Elder/Advisor Dolly Potts.  Dolly Potts brought her wisdom of the Seven Grandfather Teachings to the SLC students. The Seven Grandfather teachings that Dolly shared with the students were:  Wisdom (Nepuakan) – To cherish knowledge is to know …

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Jun 25

Sustainability Leadership Cohort: Back in Session

Week 1 Last Thursday wrapped up the first week of the 2019 Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC). The SLC currently has 20 young leaders who are excited to learn and grow over the summer. Each student was placed into teams and has a mentor to help guide them throughout the program. By the end of the …

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Jun 24

A Day in the Life of a Phenology Intern

  This video gives the viewer a look into what we phenology interns see on a day-to-day basis, from the tallest tree to the smallest slug. It also includes two of the plants we are following: Jack in the Pulpit (JIP) and Mayflower (MYF). The growth of each plant we follow is vital to our research, …

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Jun 21

Adam’s Corn(er): Bear Island Flint Corn update

  Agricultural Research Assistant Adam Schulz takes us on an introductory tour of the garden for year 3 of the Bear Island Flint Corn research.

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