Camden Grundeman ’19

Camden is an environmental studies major and biology minor from Naples, Florida.


Cornell Fellow in Ocean Research

African Campus | Mossel Bay, South Africa

Week 7:
Connecting People and the Oceans


April 10, 2019 | Oceans Research has had a few opportunities for community outreach over the last two months. From starting their own outreach program to individual field specialists connecting to the surrounding communities. I have been able to participate in a few of these and they have drastically changed what I want to do in the future. The […]

Week 6:
Lessons and New Skills


March 21, 2019 | This blog will be similar to week 5, but will focus on what I’ve learned in the various classes Oceans Research has provided. We have a class or two every week and they range from emerging technologies to how to talk about science and debates. I’ve talked about some of this in earlier blogs, but […]

Week 5:
Learning in the Field


March 20, 2019 | The last two weeks have been hectic to say the least. With the February interns leaving, the March interns arriving, and with a group of 12 high school student coming and going. I want to talk about what I’ve been learning in the field and how it can help me in the future. One of […]

Week 4:
Reflecting on the Future


March 3, 2019 | The end of the week marked the end of February and the half-way point of my fellowship. Due to it being a new month, ten of the interns are leaving, and we received two new interns! While I was sad that the old interns were leaving, I’m excited to work with Ingrid and Kayla for […]

Week 3:
Getting used to the water


February 23, 2019 | This past week has been similar to the last two weeks. The other interns and I have gone on chum and sea fishing trips, as well as preforming intertidal surveys. We have all become comfortable with the procedures of the shifts and we are having fun working together. I have also gotten to work with […]

Week 1 & 2:
Diving right in


February 16, 2019 | It’s been about two weeks since I started my Cornell Fellows internship. I am currently helping with a number of research projects with the organization Oceans Research. Oceans research is an internship program based in Mossel Bay, South Africa. It’s a part of a larger organization called African Campus. The program does population assessments on […]