They’re interning at Eagle Island, the retirement home of polar explorer Robert Peary. They’re conducting science experiments in a Druckenmiller lab, interning for The Nature Conservancy, or working for Bowdoin facilities, Bowdoin Day Camp, or the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.
These “takeovers” — plus many others — are the students living and working on campus or nearby who have become Bowdoin’s social media ambassadors this summer, providing a look into what life in Maine can be like for a student. They’ll continue to post to Bowdoin’s Instagram through mid-August.
The project was dreamed up by social media intern Mariah Rawding ’18, who was impressed by what students were up to this summer and wanted to showcase the diversity of activity on campus and nearby.
Check out a few recent posts:
Hey Everyone! We’re Elizabeth Weathers ’18 and Nickie Mitch ’18 taking over the instagram from here at the Nature Conservancy’s Maine Field Office. We both work in external affairs here, focusing on communications and policy. Nickie has a Logan Environmental Fellowship and Elizabeth is a research intern, continuing work she started last semester. #bowdointakeover #bowdoin
Brennan Clark ’20 here taking over the Instagram from the Bowdoin Scientific Station at Kent Island! I’ve been an artist in residence this summer writing poems and making photos. Check out my work www.halfblindfullyaware.com , and follow the story throughout the day for more from New Brunswick! #bowdointakeover #kentisland Puffin photo by Mathew Keller ’20
Wow the HL library was the perfect place to be during the cold rainy summer afternoon. Thanks for tuning in everyone. lf you haven’t already done so, check out Bowdoin’s stories to find out what’s it like being a Bowdoin librarian in the summer! I’m now going to play pickup soccer. #bowdoin #bowdointakeover
Met up with Brownie Carson ’69, our Brunswick state senator and the executive director of NRCM for 21 years! The senate unanimously voted in support of his bill to protect Maine’s wilderness from mining pollution. If you haven’t already, check out the Bowdoin story to see NRCM, the State House, and the cookies I made! #BowdoinTakeover #Bowdoin
Here are some of the summer contributors:
Tharunkrishna Vemulapalli ’19 and Dana Williams ’18: Eagle Island, Arctic Museum interns
Dan Williams ’19: Dube lab, science researcher
Emma Husseman ‘18 and Jack Simonds ’19: Residential Life
Pauline Uniestis ’20: Green crabs study in the Gulf of Maine
Isaac Schuchat ’19: Bowdoin Day Camp
Sabina Hartnett ’18 and Syd Benjamin ’19: Admissions
Hannah Berman ’18: Interns at Natural Resources Council of Maine
Harry Jung ’20: HL Library
Megan Retana ’19: Groundskeeping
Brennan Clark ’20: Artist-in-Residence, Kent Island
Elizabeth Weathers ’18 and Nickie Mitch ’18 — The Nature Conservancy