Did you know hot mustard makes earthworms squirm? Haley Gill ’17, Anchorage, Alaska, learned this and more while she was conducting hands-on research at the EcoStation, Morris's premiere outdoor learning environment. There Gill gained practical skills and a better understanding of Minnesota's changing landscape, which she's sharing with audiences like the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. As she looks to the future, Gilll knows she'll take this experience and knowledge with her wherever she goes. "My work has given me a change to create my own project and follow my own lead," she says. "It has prepared me for more field work and, I hope, given me an edge on other graduates."