A couple weeks ago I noted that fall is a busy time for our fisheries division field biologists (Standard Surveys). I believe by now most of that field work has been finished, and now there will be some processing of samples and data followed by some report-writing in the coming winter months.
Last week I got an e-mail from Dr. Kevin Pope at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reminding me that some of the students there got their hands fishy while helping do a couple of those fish population surveys this fall, Students Help Game and Parks collect fish data.
Here are some pictures they shared on FaceBook, UNL School of Natural Resources.
Yes, there was a day when I and my co-workers were young college students eager for a chance to get some experience in the field. All the college book-learning is needed and very helpful, but then nothing beats experience. Now, it is rewarding to be able to interact with students from several Nebraska schools, and maybe help them learn a thing or two in the process. Oh, and thank you to all the students, and professors, for the assistance!
I am often asked about my educational background and you bet, it included the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. GO BIG RED! Check it out, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Natural Resources.