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Here I am at the BioStation wearing one of my favorite dresses- glow in the dark constellations from #SvahaClothing that empowers - check out their cool gender neutral STEM clothing for kids!

In the back you can see the banya, which served as our shower house and laundry room for the month. Farther in the back is Lake Baikal :)

I just returned from a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.

Read more on my blog here: http://astronautabby.com/lake-baikal-fieldresearch/

* I received this dress as a gift from Svaha to try it out - I am talking about the dress because I absolutely love it. It's so comfortable and well... who doesn't like a glow in the dark constellations dress? :)
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"We spent our final night of our expedition camping out on the boat deck in our sleeping bags. We were able to watch the sunrise. As we headed back to Bol'shie Koty we stopped by a cliff to check out ancient petroglyphs. We were able to catch a glimpse with binoculars. We arrived back in Bol'shie Koty around 7:00 p.m."

I am with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College to spend a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.

Read more on my blog here: http://bit.ly/2aUVW0l
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Having dinner celebrating the birthday of our translator, Kolia.

I am with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College to spend a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.

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There is never a shortage of things to do on this trip.

I am with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College to spend a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.

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Posing with stromatolites, which are near and
dear to me and my major in Astrobiology.

I am with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College to spend a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.
Follow along with the trip on our class blog!

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Pretty interesting subject matter. If it is outdoors I am sure it is the greatest of jobs. 
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Diving to retrieve scientific samples in Lake Baikal.

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"Today was our last morning in Bol’shie Koty. The morning was raining and we took an angsty last walk on the beach. We said goodbye to the beloved staff and then boarded the hydrofoil for Listvyanka. We visited the Museum of Wooden Architecture and toured several Siberian houses. We ended the day in our old hotel in Irkutsk. Tomorrow is our last day in Russia before we depart."

I am with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College to spend a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.

Read more on my blog here: http://bit.ly/2aUVW0l
I am spending the month of August 2016 studying Lake Baikal in Siberia with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College. We are conducting scientific research for a longitudinal study. My focus is studying how heavily grazers are feeding on algae through the use of grazer exclusion pens. You can follow along here …
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"We split up into two different groups today, one group went on a mountain hike while the other went on a beautiful valley walk. The valley walk consisted of two things- trying to avoid the many ants and spotting birds. There were ant hills nearly as tall as us. We did see a Great Spotted Woodpecker cracking into the birch trees and marveled at the swiftness of the streams after the storms. The group that did the mountain hike had a steep hike and were able to look over the lake and the surrounding forests. We all made it back to the Biostation safely and will spend the evening journaling and watching a movie called “The Way Back.”

I am with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College to spend a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.

Read more on my blog here: http://bit.ly/2aUVW0l
I am spending the month of August 2016 studying Lake Baikal in Siberia with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College. We are conducting scientific research for a longitudinal study. My focus is studying how heavily grazers are feeding on algae through the use of grazer exclusion pens. You can follow along here …
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"Early Friday morning the storm wind changed directions and our captains were forced to leave the bay. Once we got on open water the weather was not too bad so we would make our journey up to Ol’ khon Island. It took 7 hours but we made it. We were then free to explore and then celebrate Lyuba’s birthday."

I am with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College to spend a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.

Read more on my blog here: http://bit.ly/2aUVW0l
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Doing some work in the classroom to keep our fieldwork organized.

I am with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College to spend a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.

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Today we had what seemed like a little break. We spent some time at the biostation and went to visit a local farm in village of Bol’shie Koty.

I am with a small group of students and professors from Wellesley College to spend a month studying Lake Baikal in Siberia conducting scientific biological research for a longitudinal study.

Follow along here: http://bit.ly/2aUVW0l
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Learned a lot while sampling the littoral zone with Professor Rodenhouse

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I'm 18 and aspiring to be a NASA astronaut with a goal to be the first astronaut to Mars. You can follow my #JourneyToMars here! I work to inspire my generation, The #MarsGeneration to dream big, act big and inspire others and while doing that find their own Mars! I run a worldwide outreach program called the #FutureOfSpace the focus is to excite kids and adults about space and STEM and also educate people about why human space exploration is important. To learn more click here: http://astronautabby.com/space
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I'm a girl with a dream. I want to someday be an astronaut. But it doesn’t stop there, I plan on being part of the first crew to Mars. I know my dream is big, but with some hardwork and a ton of support from people around the world I know it will come true. 

My Google+ page will be a mixture of updates on my journey and other interesting space and STEM information. As much as reaching my dream is important to me, it's equally important that I share and inspire other kids to reach for their dreams too!