Experiential Science Education - Yanayacu, Ecuador 2010

Brady Samuelson

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Hometown:  Riverton, Wyoming

University/Department:   University of Wyoming:  Education

Why did you decide to go on the Yanayacu Research Trip?  I wanted to get out of Wyoming and travel and participate in an ongoing study.  I feel it will give me validity as a science teacher.

What was the most important thing you learned?  To be thankful for what you have.  Don't take the little things for granted.  

How has this experience changed you?   I am more interested in entomology.  Ecuador is so different than Wyoming and how immense the tropical rainforest is.  

What are your plans for the future?  I plan on living and teaching in Wyoming.  I would like to teach middle or high school science and continue going on research trips.

What advice would you give a young scientist?  Take as many different science classes as you can and find out what you are passionate about.  Be well rounded and find your passion.

If you would like to ask Brady a question about science, please email him at:  Brady_Samuelson@hotmail.com