Like a lot of college students, Nicole Armbruster '05, of Bedford, New York,
did some volunteer work during the summer. Her experience was more hands-on than
most, though -- she was the
youngest member of a seven-person team of volunteer and paid archaeologists
participating in the study of the 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve
Armbruster camped along the Kuna River as a volunteer for the federal Bureau of
Land Management for two months, assisting with a project meant to protect habitats
and archaeological sites while also allowing for the extraction of petroleum.
Each day, she told the Westchester, New York, Journal-News, she got up
at 6 a.m. to catch a helicopter to a site where she searched for artifacts. The
work "deepened her persepctive on the hardships faced by prehistoric people,"
the article stated.
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Posted: August 19, 2002