For many of us, summer is the season where we can kick back and take a break – whether it’s on the beach or in the comforts of our own backyards (or, if you live in the swamp we call Raleigh, the air-conditioned bliss of your living room…). The kids are out of school and our gardens, parks and favorite wild places are buzzing with life.
Summer is also a FANTASTIC time for getting yourself, your friends and loved ones involved in doing some SCIENCE!
Over the last couple weeks you may have noticed that posting here on the Your Wild Life blog has been a tad sluggish. Some of us (ahem, me) were out on vacation while others were busy leading summer education programs, participating in scientific meetings, and in the field doing research and collecting data. We’ll share more about all of these activities over the course of the coming weeks.
I’ll admit that I tried not to think too much about work as I explored parts of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest with my family. Yet I found that opportunities to participate in scientific research just kept popping up and I couldn’t help myself!
Below I want to share some of my experiences to inspire you to think about seizing your own summertime opportunities to participate in science.