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GBI Media Contest January 2022 Submissions

Woman kayaking in a river on a gloomy day

GBI Media Contest January 2022 Submissions

“Fun at Work in the New Year.” That was the theme of January’s media contest. Of course, January is a relatively quiet time for field work (though administratively, we’re super busy recruiting for the next field season), but that didn’t stop our people from finding fun in these wonderful environments in which they work. Take, for example, Mya Yazbek, Water Quality Research Associate at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Mya submitted the above photo of fellow RA, Katherine Reed. “Kayaking the Black Canyon in the name of Water Quality sampling!” Mya tells us. “These pictures were taken during a work training for the GBI RA’s to receive our Nonmotorized Watercraft Operator certification. This was a prerequisite for us to start water sampling hot springs along the Colorado river that are otherwise hard to reach by foot. We started at the Hoover Dam and ended at Willow Beach. Yes we actually got paid to do this!”

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Sarah Marino, Research Associate, Research Librarian at Yellowstone National Park: Heritage & Research Center. “A Beary Intense Stare. Emily Mathay (Project Archivist) and Sara Godin (Museum Tech) are giving the museum lobby a new look for the new year by putting together an exhibit about fishing in the park.”

Rebecca Finnigan, Research Associate, Compliance Archivist at Zion National Park. “Fun at work in the New Year means my shoes might get a little muddy, but that’s all part of the adventure.”

Mya Yazbek, Water Quality Research Associate at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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