We’ve all been there. You and your field team have been together for long hours, hot/cold days, bruising tasks, and exhaustingly mundane chores. Rainy/snowy days stuck inside or stuck working. You’ve probably pulled more than a few ticks off of each other. Your nerves are frayed. There's no other words to describe the feeling at … Continue reading Motivate your crew!
First off, I get really grumpy when people conflate being an introvert with being socially awkward. They are NOT THE SAME THING. The way I like to think of being an introvert is that I get my energy and recharge through being alone in solitude. What this means is that no matter how much I … Continue reading Introvert Fielding
Hi everyone! It’s a new year at FemFieldSecrets and we are looking for some new ways to engage the world of women and non-binary folks doing field work. First of all, we need you!! We are interested in hearing diverse perspectives from people all over the world about the unique experiences our community has. Have … Continue reading Calling all FemFieldScientists!!!
We've all been there. It's a special day you normally celebrate with your family. But, instead, you're with a small group of people in a remote field location. What is one to do?! Embrace field celebrations, that's what!! Being in the field for someone's birthday or another holiday is a great time to get creative. … Continue reading There’s no place like the field for the holidays
As the end of the year - somehow - approaches, we wanted to dedicate this week's blog entry to thanking all of the strong, empowering women in STEM. We are so grateful for all of our mentors, colleagues, assistants, friends, and family that have inspired, taught, and encouraged us through the years. And this week, … Continue reading #FemFieldThanks
A great read from a fem field biologist this week! As we wind down the field season, or perhaps jump into one, this is a great reminder of what it takes to be in the field. This weeks post comes to you from Alyssa Eby as she shares some of those greasy moments that are … Continue reading Showering in the Field… or Lack There Of.
This week's post comes to us from Dr. Elizabeth M. Phillips (@nofutti) who has an amazing knack for distilling her Top 10 lessons into short vignettes big on entertainment! When you add up the days I’ve spent on a boat, it totals nearly a year and a half of my adult life. I’ve worked as a … Continue reading Ten Lessons I’ve Learned as a Female Marine Ecologist