Category Archive: Barton Experience

May 17

Field Biology Day 6

Spending five days in Black Mountain, N.C., for the field biology course gave our class hands-on experience in identifying organisms and plants. It was almost the same schedule each day. We ate breakfast, had a pre-trip meeting, and then set out for our adventures of the day. Each day we were able to collect specimens …

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May 17

Field Biology Day 5

Today was more of a relief than anything. Knowing that it was the last day of doing observations, catching animals, and inspecting plants felt amazing. We started off the day with breakfast and a little meeting as usual. We then had a short walk from the cabin to the first trail of the day. It …

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May 16

Field Biology Day 4

Today, our field biology class made our first stop at the Charles D. Owen District Park at 8:45 am. We started off by grabbing our nets and searching for whatever we could find in the pond. Since it was rainy, we were not able to find any butterflies. Dr. Basinger caught several fish, including a …

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May 15

Field Biology Day 3

We started the morning learning about multiple types of ferns. We went over the Christmas fern, New York fern, lady fern, and fancy fern; and we also learned about the Fraser magnolia. After breakfast we checked the trap Dr. Carpenter set last night and found a raccoon. Then we headed to our first stop: mountain …

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May 14

Field Biology Day 2

Today, May 13, 2014, the field biology class (BIO 006) went on our second day of observations in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Our journey began around 9:20 a.m. (first stop of the day) and ended around 10:30 p.m. (return to the cabin). Some of the highlights of today’s trip were the Devil’s Courthouse, bear sightings, …

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May 13

Field Biology Day 1

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Hey ! This summer, I am taking the field biology class – 006. Field biology class is an interactive class, where we get to explore various species and plants in the mountains. This class is about five weeks long inside the classroom; we met every Friday and a week in the mountains! Today, we started …

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Mar 06

It’s “See You Later” Not “Goodbye”

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Our last full day in the Dominican Republic started off with a short walk to the beautiful beach. The bright sunshine and salt water was exactly what we all needed. A few of us did not realize how strong the Dominican sun could be until we felt the painful touch of our clothing against our …

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Mar 03

Bournigal Medical Center (Day 2)

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Today we had the privilege to visit the private medical clinic in Puerto Plata. This medical center had the same things you would see in a hospital in the U.S.: Emergency Room, Laboratory, Intensive Care Unit, and even a Neonatal Unit. Also, this clinic is considered private and one must pay out of pocket or …

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Feb 11

Dreams Do Come True!

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Ever since I was child, I have always wanted to go to Old Trafford to watch a Premier League match. For those of you who do not know, Old Trafford provides the home pitch for the greatest football club on the planet-Manchester United. If you do not know what Manchester United is, well there’s a …

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Jan 30

Once upon a time …

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Once upon a time … Fairy tales usually start that way right? Well my life isn’t a fairy tale, but it sure is pretty amazing. Today marks my two week anniversary in a magical kingdom. Okay, it’s just Bangor, Wales, but there are castles here and even though they haven’t been used in hundreds of …

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