Uintas Pika Watch or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Middle Schoolers

A pika in its natural habitat. Photo: Johanna Varner  JUL 16, 2015     JOHANNA VARNER A decade ago, I would have NEVER have believed that I would write the following words, but here they are: I love working with 7th graders! My twenty-something self would have further cringed at the idea of leading dozens of boisterous middle schoolers … Continue reading Uintas Pika Watch or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Middle Schoolers

PIPES Interns Tell Their Climate Change Story

 JUL 12, 2015     PIPES INTERNS A stone heiau, or temple, at Kahalu‘u Mānowai Education Center, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island. Photo: S. Nash The restored stone walls of two ancient heiau (Hawaiian temples) rise black and strong out of the gentle waves of the Kona Coast. Large rocks sit farther out in the sea, and coastal plants and … Continue reading PIPES Interns Tell Their Climate Change Story

When Does Synthesizing Begin? Contributing to Broader Theory During Early Career

 AUG 13, 2013     WINSLOW HANSEN After getting my undergraduate degrees from the University of Montana, I moved to Alaska to work as a research technician. I was looking for a big adventure and I found it. I spent a year traveling around the state of Alaska to rural indigenous villages. I worked with a post doc … Continue reading When Does Synthesizing Begin? Contributing to Broader Theory During Early Career