Former Independent Research at Marine Biological Laboratory
almost 2 years ago
It really depends on the nature of your project! Most consist of about 1/3 fieldwork and 2/3 labwork, but it really depends. I was examining nitrate pollution from septic systems into groundwater, and it was a field intensive project. I installed wells in the backyard of a home and collected water samples every 4-12 hours for about a week. I brought my water samples to the lab and prepared them nutrient analysis. The one thing that everyone has to do is clean dishware!