Well, here we are, the first full week of September. My countdown is getting smaller, and the days have been flying by! I haven’t been spending too much time in the backcountry these last few weeks, but I’ve been busy in the office. I really enjoy what I’m doing, even if sitting in the office all day gets tiring. Today I head out to Brooks Camp for a week and a half, and I wanted to share a few of the things I’ve been working on with you.

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I did a small write-up on the National Park Service Centennial.

The remote cameras researchers of the Changing Tides Project placed on two islands along Katmai’s coast came up with some neat finds.

Part of my job is funded by the Changing Tides Project for media disruption, and I started to get curious about why the choose to use only female bears.

My first trip to Hallo Bay had me spending a lot of time in the cold, in the rain, and in my tent. Am I really a scientist?

Also with the Changing Tides Project, we needed to get a flounder for nutritional analysis. We learned that just because the bears make fishing look easy, it doesn’t mean it is for us!

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One of the reasons I will be heading to Brooks Camp is to particpate in a Live Ranger Chat on Katmai’s bear cams. If you didn’t know, Explore.org has cameras set up in the park where you can watch live brown bears. On September 15th at 3:00 pm Alaska Time (7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time), I will be interviewing one of the researchers of the Changing Tides Project, Joy Erlenbach.

Come watch me make a fool of myself. 🙂 

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