This summer, I worked at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Southold, NY. I did several different things to help out around the center, from teaching them about local marine life to scrubbing display tanks. However, my favorite activity was helping a junior with a summer-long project. She was measuring the growth of oysters in comparison to the water temperature and location. Even though I just assisted her in sifting through thousands of oysters, it was enlightening experience I’ll remember for the rest of my life.