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Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan

An update from Katelyn Gough in Jordan researching the Syrian refugee crisis within the context of Jordanian security and international affairs. “The rebellions control the area my family lives. It’s very difficult to live there. Protected? No. They can shell … Continue reading

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I think your shoes are not right

 Taken from http://gadgett210.tumblr.com/ On Sunday I had a great opportunity to go to an eco-tourism resort and spa near the GREAT WALL OF FREAKING CHINA. Yes, I’ve been before, but its still really really cool. The spa is called The … Continue reading

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The Terminal

Taken from Gabriella Padgett’s blog http://gadgett210.tumblr.com/ The life of a standby passenger is exhausting, but its definitely worth it. Thank you mom. We started in Miami on Wednesday morning to try a US Airways flight, but moved on to the Ft. … Continue reading

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The Orchard

Blog post taken from http://anxinbeijing.tumblr.com/ While in China, I am completing a project on the organic and local food movement in Beijing (you may have gathered as much). I am keeping a blog as a resource for other study abroad … Continue reading

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Get Your Feet Wet

If you please recall my first post, the Great Trinity Forest is a bottomland hardwood forest. That’s a fancy term for river swamp. But I didn’t really know what it meant until I experienced it for myself. On May 13, I … Continue reading

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Tree Detectives

  The month of May felt like a whirlwind! During the last two weeks of school, including finals week, I spent about twenty hours in the forest. I now have data for 26 plots, which covers 2600 square meters of … Continue reading

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Wildflower Season

Lately it seems like my entire life is about trees. I have been going to the Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC) two to three times each week since Spring Break. When I’m not there, I spend a lot of time … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Forest

If I could be a little presumptuous, I would award Shannon and myself ribbons for being dauntless. The forest is lovely, yes, but it’s also wild. We’ve encountered a pack of feral hogs, thickets of thorns, poison ivy, bugs, and … Continue reading

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Tree Hugging

Essentially, my job is to hug trees. I love it! In the video I show what I do for my research. I repeat this for hundreds of trees! Finding the tree’s diameter at breast height (DBH) is a standard, important … Continue reading

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Trail Blazing

Let’s make something clear- the Trinity River Audubon Center has a lot of forest land. To give you an idea, I’ll tell you a little about my experience designing my project. I spent months on background research, just reading forestry … Continue reading

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