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From Mountains to CanyonsRecent graduate Hampton Childres is living an ecological dream by assessing water quality at the Grand Canyon.
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graduate Hampton Childres is living an ecological dream by assessing water
quality at the Grand Canyon.
a hydrology research assistant, Hampton collects data on the quality and
quantity of the canyon’s water supply. By doing this, it helps determine if the
water will be a viable source for the canyon’s staff and the millions of
work at the Grand Canyon entails a lot of back-country hiking, caving and rope
work. I get to explore places few people have been too.” Hampton explains. “It
has been a very rewarding experience thus far.”
addition to this work, Hampton is working on his personal research project
determining the effect various anthropogenic practices—or human activities—are
having on the canyon’s aquatic habitat.
spring, Hampton graduated from Berry with a degree in environmental science
with a biology concentration. Hampton
was also a part of Berry’s 2015 Spring Student Symposium where he, along with
fellow senior Landon Fleeman, presented their water quality analysis of a water
supply on Berry’s campus. Hampton also worked with Associate Professor of
Geology Tamie Jovanelly.
research I performed with Dr. Jovanelly, through the student work program,
definitely helped me get and succeed in this position,” he said. Hampton added
that Berry’s class structure helped equip him for his current position.
“Berry's liberal arts curriculum prepared me to work with people from a several
disciplines and diverse knowledge bases.”
has gone from working first hand at Berry to working first hand helping one of
America’s most breathtaking sights.
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