More class field trips

Last Saturday, I went to Montezuma Refuge to watch birds for a class, Adventures in Ornithology. All I had to do is find birds, name them and record names and how many we saw. I saw 18 bald eagles, both immature and adults – so beautiful. It is rare to see a wild bald eagle flying and swooping down the ponds. I saw a couple of rare black ducks, it is forbidden to hunt black ducks because they are endangered. Unfortunately, it was very cold and windy that the wind bites our skin.

Upper Left: A telescope used to see the bird. Lower Left: It was COLD! Upper Right: Wetland of Montezuma Refuge Lower Right: A tower used for birdwatching.

Upper Left: A telescope used to see birds.
Lower Left: It was COLD!
Upper Right: Wetland of Montezuma Refuge
Lower Right: A tower used for birdwatching.

This week is going to be a crazy week because I am current WOLK president and it is Deaf Jewish Awareness week so I am responsible to have an event every night for the week. I am looking forward though.

P.S. We have new ambassadors this quarter and we, older generation, are going to train them by giving them tours and have them give us tours. They will observe our tours as well. I am excited to see what new generation brings to us!

About Danica

Name: Danica Metlay

Major: Biology

Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT because it’s a place where the hearing and deaf worlds come together. I wanted to have the experience of living and learning with both deaf and hearing students to better prepare me for the real world after I graduate. RIT also has great access services that are hard to find anyplace else.

Clubs/Activities: I’m current president of WOLK (Deaf Jewish Cultural Club) and work as an English tutor, NTID tour guide and intern at Hillel House. I used to be a committee member for the Rockfest Weekend, treasurer of Asian Deaf Club, an orientation assistant and intern at the Seneca Park Zoo.

Hobbies/Interests: I love traveling, reading books, skiing and hanging out with friends. I like to cook and bake, and I’m kind of addicted to Pinterest, because I enjoy finding new recipes and DIY projects to try.

What I like best about RIT: I like being busy and that’s easy to do at RIT. There always are events happening on the RIT campus and most of the time, they are accessible. I like that people at RIT are diverse, and I enjoy learning about their cultures and their various academic and personal interests.

Favorite T.V. Show: “Once Upon A Time.”

Fun Fact About Me: I love Mexican and Asian food, but I cannot stand eating spicy food.

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