Name: Sierra Groth
Class: IDS – H. Audubon Instructors names: Professors Lemeh & Moore
Blog Entry # 10
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This is our final blog post! Yippie!!
Overall I really enjoyed this class and I think that it will relate to all of my future classes as well as time out in the field. Honestly at first I had no idea what I signed up for, I just needed more credit hours to fill up a full time schedule. The first day of class is when I really got a glimpse about the purpose of the class. Audubon spent his whole life drawing and identifying different birds and many other species. Not to mention he did all of this without a digital camera. Imagine going outside and trying to capture the super cool brown basilisk you saw running across the pathway and the only way you could recreate it was by drawing it… Well I tried and It did not turn out so well. Now days everyone has a camera glued to their hands. Unfortunately most of the creatures I am interested in are to fast to capture. That is when a little research about the species and finding a reference photo is handy! Audubon did not have this option. Instead of cameras it was more likely to shoot the animal and stuff it to get a real life hands on image of what you are going to recreate.
I loved learning about the history of Audubon and his family, as well as his competition. We took a field trip to the Loggerhead Marine Life Center today and one of their rehabilitating turtles names was Audubon, imagine that, what a lucky turtle!
I love how we were not stuck in the classroom the entire time! Our trips to Coral Cove and the Greenway really got me engaged and wanting to learn more. We saw a range in many different ecosystems all filled with a variety of many different species. We even got in some exercise, walking down to blowing rocks and walking all the different pathways in the Greenway.
Not only did this class teach me great lessons about detail and art but it also inspired me to start my own personal blog! Mermaids Matter is a blog created to give tips and stories to other water loving woman just like me! I have already gotten over 3,000 visitors in less than a month! I think that is pretty cool! If I keep going at this rate I can set up ads and start making money!
Thank you so much for offering such an amazing class! I really enjoyed it!