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Flying — Days 2 & 3

On my second and third days of flying, we flew from Friday Harbor. On the second day, we flew three flights: one local flight with maneuvers (stalls, turns, etc.), one flight to Crest Airpark and back (via Renton, to fuel), and one night flight to Orcas, for dinner.     Here are some photos from day two: Takeoff roll from Orcas (Above) That’s Friday Harbor Airport at night! (Above)   On the third day, we flew to Everett’s Paine Field, where we visited the Heritage Museum, then we flew to Tacoma Narrows, with a quick detour over downtown, where we had lunch, then to Crest, and then back.   Here … Continue reading

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Field Biology Internship

For the sake of simplicity, the internship consisted of 3 main parts: surveys, looking at pollination, and everything else. The surveys were held throughout the San Juan Islands, and the animals that we collected were sent to another lab that would analyze.   They included Salmon Surveys in Watmough Bay on Lopez Island and off the coast of Waldron Island.  In these surveys we would gather large amounts of marine animals, although we were mostly looking at salmon.   We would gather large amounts of salmon by tying one end of a large commercial fishing net, like ones used by Native Americans in this area, to the boat, which was 50 or … Continue reading

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Video and Music Production Internship

Monday: I met with my mentor for my music production and the festival producer for a detailed planning meeting. We talked through all that needs to be arranged for the festival: from advertising, to lodging for the artists, to who to hire for sound and lighting engineers. I then went home and made a list of all the points we talked about for the production team. Tuesday: I worked more on my documentary. I started planning out the general order of the story and the sequencing of video footage. The whole editing process took much longer than I thought. I had a lot of extra footage to sort through to … Continue reading

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Photography Internship

Going into this internship I was hoping for a deeper understanding of photography. I never really knew what a job with filming or photography looked like, and I was hesitant to work with Emily and Erin because I didn’t know them. Emily and Erin bought a property 6 months ago. They didn’t go to school for videography/photography, but Erins brother did. When he became interested in it, his brother was able to teach him. Erin and Emily have been in the business for about one year and plan to keep offering their services. They do wedding shoots, wedding videos, documentaries, fundraising videos, short creative movies, and much more. When I came … Continue reading

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Field Biology Internship

Today we went fishing!!! We arrived at the dock at Hunter Bay with a, a bay located on the south end of Lopez Island and hoped in a boat, 20 or so feet long which took us to Waldron Island.

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Therapeutic Riding Internship

I had a wonderful time at Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association on Vancouver Island, Canada. During the three weeks I spent working there, I made connections and learned a lot about what I want my future to look like. It was hard for me the first few days to the point I thought, “oh man I have three more weeks of this.” I want to say thank you to all the people I worked with. Since VTRA is a non-profit organization, it relies mainly on volunteers. Two volunteers I saw everyday really made this internship exciting and turned it around for me. Because of them, I warmed up to it and … Continue reading

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Welding Internship

After three weeks, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve become much more proficient at welding. I made a welding tree and bumper for our vanagon, and I learned the basics to a very important skill. Im very grateful to Pete for letting me work with him; he is a very knowledgeable man that was great to work with. I hope to next make a bumper for my truck, and I’m certain that I will continue to work on and improve my welding skills. Ronan

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Flying 2017: Day 1 – Back In The Air!

Due to illness and weather, I started flying on May 24th, a bit later than I had hoped, but exactly 367 days after my last flight. I arrived at Crest Airpark (S36) at around 14.20 and waited for my flight instructor, Amelia Hilsen, to arrive. When she arrived, we did a quick flight-plan and mapped it out on ForeFlight, a great app for iPad. The plan was to fly north to Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO). I set up the cockpit and did my preflight checks of our Cessna 172N: N737BE: I checked how much fuel we had in both of our tanks and determined that we had enough fuel for … Continue reading

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Pharmacy Internship: An Overview

The three weeks I spent at the pharmacy were enjoyable and interesting. The staff at Ray’s welcomed me into their family, and they said that I flowed smoothly with how things are run. Ray’s Pharmacy is owned by Marlace and Rick Hughes. Marlace was usually the one there, running the behind-the-scenes stuff. I mostly worked with the manager of Ray’s, Wendy. She was the one to teach me how to do what we have to do every day. I spent most of my time pricing items that came in, ringing up customers, and blowing up balloons. I learned that I’m good at customer service, and talking to people. I learned about the … Continue reading

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Field Biology Internship

Yesterday was the last day of my internship.  We worked in the garden, again taking out the camas with qualities that we didn’t like.  For example we took out camas that had too much of a light blue tone to the plant.

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