Australian Adventure

The classes and adventures I have gone on in Australia have been amazing and such a great learning experience. I have learned so much about myself and the world through this program. One of the best experiences I have had so far was a four day class field to a University of New South Wales (my university) owned lake. My class Ocean to Estuarine Ecosystems (a biology class) set up this four day field trip where we were each assigned a group project. We went on the lake each day, learned how to take samples, dissect fish, ethically kill fish, catch fish, drive boats, make invertebrate traps, use the YSI (a salinity probe), map the lake using GPS, and most importantly make new friends. Everything I learned and experienced during the field trip was something I could apply into the workforce later on and definitely put on my resume. The hands-on learning and the long work hours really helped me get a feel for a future career. I’ve never experienced something like this before and I loved it. The field trip took place over my mid semester break and even though the field trip was for school, I never once wished I was somewhere else instead. I cannot wait until I experience my next adventure!

-Ashley

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