Careers

Geology

Posted by on January 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm
Tim Orr (with Sam), Geologist, United States Geological Survey (USGS), Kilauea

How did Mr. Orr decide to become a geologist? As a boy, he lived near Yellowstone’s geysers, triggering an interest in the earth and the natural sciences. Then when he was about 12, Mt. St. Helens erupted and spewed ash all over the family’s car. This clinched his interest in geology and he went on […]

Entomology

Posted by on April 15, 2008 at 8:57 pm
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Mike Richardson, Entomologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii Demonstration of how an entomologist catches small insects. Two tubes are connected with wire mesh covering one end in the middle. Suck on one end to collect the insects, then blow them out into a vial. Be sure the mesh is secured before sucking… While […]