Project Leader: Susan Robinson Project Dates: August 16 - December 10, 2010 Email Address: srobinson@theSCA.org
I am from Pittsburgh, PA and in May of 2010 I graduated Chatham College for Women (also the school of Rachel Carson) with a BS degree in Environmental Science. My senior tutorial focused on the effects of increased Roundup exposure to the common earthworm and how it interfered with their normal burrowing depth. Exactly a week after graduation, I set out to Voyageurs National Park located in northern Minnesota for my first SCA experience as an intern for their exotic plant management crew. I was able to put to use my knowledge of herbicides and found that exotic plant eradication was strangely an enjoyable task in my daily activities. I am now a member of the SCA's Native Plant Corps and am happy to be doing work that I am excited to be a part of.