Field Seminar is a course that the students learn by doing.
“I am lucky enough to have been placed at the Bushy Park Forest sanctuary, which is a mainland island protected by a predator proof fence. Specifically, I am monitoring the population of stitchbirds which were once extinct on the mainland, but have been reintroduced from small populations located on offshore islands,” Hedrick said.
The trip has had a big impact on Hedrick and she wants to encourage others to take the opportunity to experience new things.
“I recommend that everyone, no matter what their age, should find a way to get out and experience the world. There is nothing else like it,” Hedrick added. “Getting outside of your comfort zone truly helps you understand who you are and, in my opinion, there is nothing more important than knowing who you are.”
Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114