Week 1 was a very tiring yet vital part of getting to know the area and what it has to offer. The first part of the day was taken up doing all our activities regarding the REU such as going to the huckleberry sites, learning the ins and outs of some of the programs we will be using, video conferences with our partner sites in Minnesota so we are on the same page, and the big one of course…learning to use bearspray!
We get a little bit of break to see what else is around in the valley and it is amazing. There was the Kerr Dam. Well it isn’t called that anymore but I didn’t catch the name as it is in the tribal language, Bull Island on Flathead Lake, the Bison Range and McDonald Lake.