Posts Tagged ‘biology’

Kew Gardens

Friday, June 2nd, 2017


Species in Biology

Monday, February 20th, 2017

In the Biology Department of the Science Building at St. Scholastica, there are lots of different species in the rooms. This little guy is found in one of the classrooms where I have Zoology. I’m still not quite sure what to think of this organism because it looks like it is one of the very first organisms, but it is still pretty cool. I like Biology because we get to experiment and see different species like this one all the time!!

Biology Conference

Thursday, April 7th, 2016


At the end of this month I have to present my summer research at the Minnesota Academy of Science Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium. It’s been a lot of work since last June and I’m excited the final product is finally coming together. Right now I’m just working on continuously editing the poster to make it sounds and look the best it can. Below is a picture of the last draft I was at and the edits I still have to make. I will be happy to finally have it done and be able to present it in a few weeks. image

Aquarium Visit

Monday, March 7th, 2016


   Saturday was my Life Science’s mandatory field trip to the Great Lakes Aquarium. This is the third time I’ve been there, always with groups, so I’ve always gotten in free! Last time I went was with my Science Methods class, where we focused on a lot the lesson kits the aquarium has to offer teachers. Duluth has so many museums and history centers that teachers can use, so we’re always applying them to our classroom lessons. We went to the aquarium with my class Saturday to focus on two things, the biology information the aquarium offers, as well as the teacher resources. Our first part of the day we explored teacher resources. Afterward, we got to go into the basement and look at all the behind the scene stuff. And I mean everything. Even the dead fish that were frozen for study! Afterward, we did get stuck with a huge packet of questions, so we got scattered all over trying to find the answers in time, as well as figure out to do a lesson plan for half a day at the aquarium. Which was also another assignment. After lunch, we went to a UMD research boat vessel and learned about what they do there. But the aquarium was definitely the bet part! It was even the otter’s birthday!

Presenting Summer Research

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Being at the end of finishing our summer research, we have to think now of what we are going to do with it. Being a SSC scholar, we are expected to present our research twice. Once at the St. Scholastica Campus, and at another conference off campus. My partner and I are looking at possibly going to a an undergraduate science research conference in North Carolina next spring to fulfill the second part. To present, we put together a poster of the informed we have gained throughout the summer.  My poster will be on comparing habitats of the different mother chipmunks we have followed this summer. I have spent a lot of time lately doing vegetation sampling an identifying every plant species around the chipmunk holes we have found. It will be rewarding to show others what we have discovered.