With help from our fantastic partners, the Reserve hosted an inaugural Great Bay Research Symposium in October 2022 to foster more management relevant research about Great Bay.
Have you always wanted to work for a National Estuarine Research Reserve? Well, here’s your chance to get muddy and money!
I spent this summer as Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s (GBNERR) Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, funded by NOAA, and it was an incredible learning experience. This internship allowed me to engage in a wide range of tasks, where I was able to meet inspiring people who were always willing to share their experiences and wisdom with me.
This year on October 13th, Great Bay Reserve is hosting its first-ever Research Symposium geared towards encouraging greater scientific research and monitoring in Great Bay and its surrounding watershed.
Anyone who has participated in fieldwork has learned the valuable lesson: expect the unexpected. Even when you’ve prepared for every “what if” scenario, something will inevitably happen where you need to think quickly on your feet; whether that is pushing a boat across a mudflat to chase the outgoing tide, saving a boat from sinking using the shirts off your back, showing up to your first day of fieldwork with everything but a writing utensil, or finding make-shift tools in the field.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the State of Connecticut have officially designated the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve in the Federal Register.