Danelle needed to go out and get data from her stream sites. It was a Sunday and I had time to go with her. So we went out and I got a glimpse of what her research looks like. While the field work isn’t anything too exciting, it was fun to be outside and with her!
You can only collect the data you find. We had to give up on this site because she couldn’t find the equipment deployed. Later she went back with Kevin (who helped her install it) and found it.
What you can’t see from the photos is how cold the water is. Its hard work reaching in and grabbing monitoring equipment from under the water to download data. Danelle is tough and her hard work is amazing!
While participating in Operation Clean Stream the day before, Danelle rekindled a friendship with some fellow students. Rachel in particular was asking for help with some of her PhD research. Danelle saw that we were free and offered our help. So we went out to Tyson Research Center
Four 2,500 gallon rain collectors for watering the plants.
I’m carrying one of the soil dividers for Rachel’s project.
Rachel standing in one of the holes that we’re digging.
Rachel’s roommate, Shreenidhi Vasudevan, showing off her muscles.
Nothing like a selfie with others 🙂
We dug holes till around 3pm when we had to leave for something else. I could have kept digging all night, but the three girls were done. We ended digging nearly half of the holes needed for the research, so it was a job well done!
Danelle went up to the Ferguson Farmer’s Market to promote her research. Once she got there, we realized that she had something important I needed, so I drove up there to check it out and grabbed a few photos of her booth in the process.
In early May, we hosted a gathering of the grad students and post docs working in the lab with Danelle. We started out on the porch, but as for all good parties, the action soon moved to the kitchen. We had a few good rounds of Jenga, taking it to the point that there were very few moves left. Becca finally collapsed the tower.
We all enjoyed the loads of food and drinks, some brought that evening, but many that were leftovers from the Avery Play cast party.