Wyoming Spring Creek: A Short Six Weeks

After you return back to normal life in West Virginia post-Wyoming, you’ll look fondly on your adventures out west. I know you don’t have too many expectations going into it, but just know this field study was honestly a perfect balance of academic and personal growth surrounded by individuals passionate about the same thing you…

Trip Around Wyoming: A Day Off at K-Z

After a long, rainy, day before, we were given a day off to catch up on sleep and to explore the homey K-Z. The morning of the 5th Day on the trip around the state started off strong with a delicious home-cooked breakfast. The warmth of the food was a welcoming change from the typical…

Wyoming Spring Creek: Pollinators of the Snowy Range

For my independent research project, my hypothesis that I investigated was “if the time of day and weather vary (in terms of a temperature, wind, and precipitation), then pollinators will display different behavior.” The materials I utilized in the field included a plant identification guide to ID wildflower species, a clock to time 10-minute intervals,…

Interacting with Laramie Locals

After spending two weeks in Wyoming, I feel as though I have gotten a decent taste of its’ residents’ hospitality and have started acclimating to the barrenness of the landscape. Everyone has been very helpful and excited to share their knowledge about their home, whether that be directions, dining recommendations, or things to do. Our…

Vanessa Pratt’s Introductory Post

Hi, my name is Vanessa Pratt and I am an incoming junior at the University of Pittsburgh. My intended majors are marketing, supply chain management, and environmental studies. On Pitt’s campus, I’m involved in the Filipino Student Association, Asian Student Alliance, American Marketing Association, and Epsilon Eta (an environmental honors fraternity). To stay active, I…