The alternative job that I would most enjoy would be to be the 'car guard' in the parking lot of a grocery store in a country like Namibia. Well, specifically Namibia. I watch your car while you shop and you give me 50 cents.
The allure of such a prestigious car guarding position can be so great that it is nice to be reminded 'why we do what we do' at the University. A couple of things recently bounced me back from my foggy dreams of standing on tarmac, watching the shoppers with their treasures.
|Josiah Dallmann, sophomore Fisheries and Wildlife major at UNL, explains |
his undergraduate research results to fellow delegates at the Midwest Fish
and Wildlife Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.
I make no apologies for trolling social media, because it is an enjoyable passtime for an introvert who has made certain life choices and wants to watch others exploring the choices that I discarded. Biologists who work for NGOs or agencies. Friends who decided to stay in my hometown. Colleagues who selected different regions of the country for their careers. All worthy choices, and the what-if game is fun as you page through postings of first babies, hunting trips, and new puppies.
|Stephanie Walden, UNL Fisheries and Wildlife alum, suits up for a low-level, |
aerial waterfowl survey. Photo stolen from Facebook.
Nice job, Stephanie! I enjoyed seeing your excitement as you suited up to do your first aerial waterfowl survey. Made my day.