|Van contemplates what this all means as she combats the heat of the desert|
Submitted by Van Truong
June 20, 2017
|Yosgart samples a tasty mango on a break from collecting data|
Today was an unforgettable day. At first I thought doing the research, measuring trees, and searching for how much CO2 was being emitted was going to be boring! I couldn't be more wrong. For the first part of the research project I was measuring the trees in the first floor of the rainforest biome. I greatly enjoyed this part. At first I was a bit scared of the roaches, ants, and especially the spiders. After moving a couple vines and having close contact with these animals I quickly discovered they are harmless and are actually probably the cleanest roaches, ants, and spiders in the world. After lunch I got to measure the amount of CO2 being emitted by the trunks of the trees. For this part of the day I mostly worked on the third and second floors of the rainforest biome. This work really made me realize I actually like studying the environment. I enjoyed this part of the research and feel like I learned a lot about not only the trees, but also how to measure the CO2 they emit. Overall I feel it was a very good day. I look forward to continuing my research. I loved working on the third floor of the rainforest biome. Because it was so hot and humid, it reminded me of my hometown.
Submitted by Yosgart Miranda
June 20, 2017