As a parent, it is challenging to integrate both work and family; however, most conferences are family friendly (or becoming so) by offering childcare services as well as a general acceptance of children at the conference. While the number of children at AGU was less than we see at ESA, there were still many parents who toted along their little ones. It was refreshing to see! Despite such a rainy week, it was an excellent meeting with lots of motivation for shaping our future research. It was also nice to see ex-CPEL graduates, Sheri Shiflett (post-doc at UC Riverside) and Steven Brantley (Research Scientist at Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center). The Old Guard took AGU by storm!
Julie Zinnert and baby A at the poster session.
Ben Dows presents his poster.
The Old Guard (or part of it): Sheri Shiflett, Julie Zinnert, Donald Young, Steven Brantley