Hopland Research and Extension Center
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Hopland Research and Extension Center

Meet HREC intern Dana Burton

We are so fortunate to have had Dana Burton join our team over the last few weeks, interning on a variety of our educational projects - here's a note from her!

Hi Everyone!
I am Dana Burton. I was raised in Los Angeles, CA. Currently, I attend University of California, Davis majoring in Environmental Science and Resource Management and interning at the Hopland Research Extension Center for the summer.  Here at HREC, I've been able to help on many projects such as the "Sheep Stories" a tour of Mendocino County libraries. Also, I have been fortunate to experience many different habitats and wildlife as I work on the Shippey Hall Museum drawers.

  Dana worked hard to prepare raw fleeces (straight from the backs of our sheep) into brightly colored, clean wool for our educational projects! As she commented during the process "I've never even touched a sheep before!"

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 12:06 PM
Tags: Hopland (11), intern (1), wool (5)


Processing wool isn't something many of us have had occasion to do! I have examined a lot of hairs for color patterns and cuticular scales so that I could identify them from predator scat or as forensic evidence, but as a commodity? Not my job!

Posted by Earle Cummings on July 26, 2016 at 1:49 AM

Great to have you here, Dana! I'm excited about the work you've been doing to bring the Shippey Hall Museum improved interpretive displays!

Posted by Brook Gamble on July 26, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Thanks for your comment Earle - it was indeed quite a process! It gives us the chance to use our own wool when working with school groups, we were certainly grateful to have Dana working on it!

Reply by Hannah Bird on July 27, 2016 at 3:41 PM

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