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Fisheries Field Research


Experience Information

Employer: AWRI
Job Title: Field Researcher
Major: Natural Resource Management
Received Credit?: Yes
Paid?: No

Description of the Organization

AWRI does research with aquatics.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

Electro- backpack fishing, netting, recording data, data entry, retrieve DNA samples,

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

I learned how to identify fish, trees, plants, classify substrate, how to handle fish, proper protocol and safety measures for electro backpack fishing and collecting DNA samples, how to fix the electro backpack fisher.

Favorite Part of the Experience

The experience in its entirety was my favorite. There was never a moment where I thought "Man, I really don't want to go to this internship today." Every single day had something new to offer, and there was never a dull moment, especially with the people that I was so lucky to work with!

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

This experience just fed my love for fish and aquatics. It has also steered me into a more focused are of fisheries that I would like to pursue.

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