Danielle Thompson
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Rock Adam DeAugustine left a comment for Danielle Thompson
"Good Blog, keep up the excellent work:)"
Nov 16, 2012
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Going in to hibernation...with nouns

Well folks, I can say with a large degree of confidence that it is very much November here in Alaska. What I mean is that a) I haven't experienced above freezing temperatures in a few weeks and b) the sun rises after 8:30 AM and sets by 4:30PM. If it weren't enough that those happen to be my exact work hours, our precious 8 hours of light each day is shrinking--and fast! By 5 minutes and 30 seconds per day, in fact. That's almost 40 minutes each week! You like how I did math there? Oh, and I'm…See More
Nov 7, 2012
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Going in to hibernation...with nouns

Well folks, I can say with a large degree of confidence that it is very much November here in Alaska. What I mean is that a) I haven't experienced above freezing temperatures in a few weeks and b) the sun rises after 8:30 AM and sets by 4:30PM. If it weren't enough that those happen to be my exact work hours, our precious 8 hours of light each day is shrinking--and fast! By 5 minutes and 30 seconds per day, in fact. That's almost 40 minutes each week! You like how I did math there? Oh, and I'm…See More
Nov 6, 2012
Danielle Thompson's blog post was featured

Social Media on the Side

One thing I really love about my internship is the fact that my supervisor, Ann Rappoport (Director of the FWS Anchorage Filed Office), has given me the freedom to color outside the lines of my position description. She encourages me to take my ball of environmental education play-doh and mold it into whatever shape fits my personal interests and will benefit my long-term career goals. And just because I want to add another child-like analogy, let me add that if I want to shake my etch-a-sketch…See More
Nov 2, 2012
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Social Media on the Side

One thing I really love about my internship is the fact that my supervisor, Ann Rappoport (Director of the FWS Anchorage Filed Office), has given me the freedom to color outside the lines of my position description. She encourages me to take my ball of environmental education play-doh and mold it into whatever shape fits my personal interests and will benefit my long-term career goals. And just because I want to add another child-like analogy, let me add that if I want to shake my etch-a-sketch…See More
Oct 19, 2012
Danielle Thompson's blog post was featured

Creeks & Critters!

Okay. So. Now that I have obtained the pictures to prove it, I will tell you all about the awesome outreach project I was working on this summer...a project which was finally project-ed onto some kids a few weeks ago! You see, the brain behind my internship was Jeff Heys, formerly a Habitat Restoration Biologist at the Anchorage…See More
Oct 11, 2012
Danielle Thompson posted a blog post

Creeks & Critters!

Okay. So. Now that I have obtained the pictures to prove it, I will tell you all about the awesome outreach project I was working on this summer...a project which was finally project-ed onto some kids a few weeks ago! You see, the brain behind my internship was Jeff Heys, formerly a Habitat Restoration Biologist at the Anchorage…See More
Oct 10, 2012
Danielle Thompson posted a blog post

A Weekend to Remember

Although I have been in Alaska for over 4 months, I am happy to report that I am still amazed by the beauty and uniqueness of my new home on a daily basis. This weekend was especially special (note the double use of special) and it has put me on an "I love Alaska" high! The first reason for this: WE…See More
Oct 1, 2012
Danielle Thompson commented on Rock Creek II's blog post Day 19
"Priya, I really enjoyed reading your comment. I saw an article about another "town hall" held recently (Which, PR did a great job capturing nice pictues and quotes from the event) but I never would have known what it was like from a…"
Sep 25, 2012
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Celebrity Authors, Macroinvertebrates, and Mom.

It has been a few weeks since my last post, but for all of the things I have done in that time, it seems like months! So lets work our way through that highly intriguing title, shall we?1. Celebrity Authors      This summer, I participated on a committee which was in charge of planning the visit and…See More
Sep 25, 2012
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Sep 25, 2012
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Celebrity Authors, Macroinvertebrates, and Mom.

It has been a few weeks since my last post, but for all of the things I have done in that time, it seems like months! So lets work our way through that highly intriguing title, shall we?1. Celebrity Authors      This summer, I participated on a committee which was in charge of planning the visit and…See More
Sep 24, 2012
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"Wow!  spectaculary views are totally worth early morning wake-up calls."
Sep 7, 2012
Danielle Thompson commented on Danielle Thompson's blog post BIG LAKE...The name of the lake, the name of the town.
"Trina- Thanks so much! The event is tonight so we are very excited! Will write a post about it (hopefully tomorrow?) Joe- Totally worth it."
Sep 6, 2012
Joe Thurston commented on Danielle Thompson's blog post BIG LAKE...The name of the lake, the name of the town.
"Wow. King Crab? Shrimp curry? Grilled asparagus? Worth the trip for the dinners alone, sounds like."
Aug 30, 2012
Danielle Thompson's blog post was featured

BIG LAKE...The name of the lake, the name of the town.

Let me start off by saying that the oh so creative (that is supposed to be sarcasm) name of this lake and town in Alaska only makes sense for one of those things.Take a look at this picture I took of my handy map and you will see what I mean. That blue blob is the lake and that tiny place to the right of it is the town. While Big…See More
Aug 30, 2012

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Which Describes You Best?
currently in the field
SCA Program Type
Internship
Program Year
2012
State Where you serve(d)
AK
School
Dickinson College
If a partner or agency, organization name
Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office
Position
Environmental Education and Outreach Intern

About Me:

Hello from Up Over!

(Like down under, but opposite...get it!?)

My name is Dani Thompson and I welcome you to my blog-- a collection of adventures, photos, ideas, and stories during my 45 week internship with the SCA in Anchorage, Alaska! That's right. For over 10 months I will be serving as the Environmental Education and Outreach intern for the Anchorage Fisheries and Wildlife Field Office (AFWFO).

I am from Boulder, Colorado and grew up with a passion for everything outdoors! Hiking, biking, Frisbee, skiing, rollerblading, fishing...you name it, I have probably tried to do it or would if I got a chance. When I'm not outside my favorite activities include cooking, eating what I cook, yoga, being addicted to technology, making crafts and generally being crafty in the non-negative sense of the word.

So how in the heck did I end up in Alaska? Well, I accepted my totally amazing position back in March, about 2 months prior to graduating with my BA in Environmental Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. My background working as an intern for the Dickinson College Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) and the Watershed Stewardship Program at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks made me qualified, ready, and excited to take on the position of "outreach intern" at AFWFO.

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Going in to hibernation...with nouns

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 2:40pm 0 Comments

Well folks, I can say with a large degree of confidence that it is very much November here in Alaska. What I mean is that a) I haven't experienced above freezing temperatures in a few weeks and b) the sun rises after 8:30 AM and sets by 4:30PM. If it weren't enough that those happen to be my exact work hours, our precious 8 hours of light each day is shrinking--and fast! By 5 minutes and 30 seconds per day, in fact. That's almost 40 minutes each week! 

You like how I did math there?…

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Social Media on the Side

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

One thing I really love about my internship is the fact that my supervisor, Ann Rappoport (Director of the FWS Anchorage Filed Office), has given me the freedom to color outside the lines of my position description. She encourages me to take my ball of environmental education play-doh and mold it into whatever shape fits my personal interests and will benefit my long-term career goals. And just because I want to add another child-like analogy, let me add that if I want to shake my…

Continue

Creeks & Critters!

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 4:24pm 0 Comments

Okay. So. Now that I have obtained the pictures to prove it, I will tell you all about the awesome outreach project I was working on this summer...a project which was finally project-ed onto some kids a few weeks ago! 

You see, the brain behind my internship was Jeff Heys, formerly a Habitat Restoration…

Continue

A Weekend to Remember

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Although I have been in Alaska for over 4 months, I am happy to report that I am still amazed by the beauty and uniqueness of my new home on a daily basis. This weekend was especially special (note the double use of special) and it has put me on an "I love Alaska" high! …

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Good Blog, keep up the excellent work:)

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