ospamox 250 mg mod de administrare cabgolin medicine wheel vgr 100 pfizer mercury drugstore products list tryptizol information security alfuzosin hcl er tabs 10mg gupisone tablets for what viagra samples online rapidtabs legalzoom buy tretinoin para que sirve la prednisona vidalta carbimazole treatment metrotab facebook fluoxetine hcl 10mg tablets betnovate n cream in pakistan best generic drug websites albenza albendazole micardis 80 mg lo ovral generics dermasone cream 0.05 ramipril vs viagra ceftin side effects fatigue buy doxycycline online no prescription generic xenical reviewa valtrex for cold sores in nose doxycycline 100mg and alcohol costco travel car rentals is there a generic voltaren gel coumadin toxicity guidelines revatio for erectile dysfunction dosage calculations qsymia weight loss drug costs buy imigran recovery fluoxetine hcl 20mg for dogs sotalol hcl 80mg tab qualitest magnesium rich foods for kids sildenafil citrate 50mg tablets prednisone overnight delivery cheap furosemide diovan overnight erection pills gnc effexor and weight gain doctor fanegada definition of marriage finestra 1 mg abilify canadian mail away neurotin 600mg no perscription how to take eprostol diltiazem 120 mg estradiol cream dianabol side effects rythmol side effects medicine tofranil drugs esquina singapore review neurontin for anxiety in bipolar disorder regenon 25mg ephedrine sunsuria berhadiah doxycap dosage for infant zineryt acne aldactone side effects spironolactone iron dragon tadalafil tizanidine 4mg zanaflex used for what comprar metformina vicodin side effects acetaminophen buying brand viagra mircette generic names cialis cipa certified parcopa carbidopa levodopa er domperidone rx canada 2531 blue pill zoloft and pregnancy studies fucidin intertulle 10cm x 10cm advantage flea control cats blood in sperm requip side effects ropinirole motilium legal in england prednisone for dogs side effects 50mg terbutaline for dogs dosage retirides otcas propecia merck vimax detox price buy clomid steroid online uk ks pharmacy online thailand myambutol ethambutol toxicity therapy management corporation address cyclidox capsules for nespresso quetiapine accord 25 mg propecia sellers on line pharmacy buy viagra 100 mg cod amlodipine besylate 10mg drug viagara on master card adderall medication pictures flomax dosage for kidney stones diovan hct side effects sun sensitivity haldol dosage range pharmacies los algodones nizoral shampoo hair loss for sale cialis 40mg professional for sale viagra and dropomine pilexil capsulas de moringa canadian livitra aricept 5mg doxycycline hyclate price increase abilify pharmacy assist ciprodex sterile otic suspension 1.5ml marcumar therapy lyrics buy suprax online no prescription vytorin 10/40 tabswarfarin comousar la pastillas cytotec buy acivir online pharmacy no prescription needed ciprodex otic suspension drops levofloxacin side effects heartburn buy sildenanael order gabapentin without prescription mincorp plc programming crestor medication information cialis without a doctors prescription aggrenox medication aspirin buy viagra online in ca usa pharmacie pharmacie de garde bruxelles no rx pharmacy pulmicort side effects in toddlers citalopram hydrobromide amlodipine besylate 10mg side effects strattera from india safe suhagrat night in muslim country where can i purchase dapoxetine cephalexin and alcohol use onelinepharmacy netherlands propranolol for anxiety saroten nebenwirkungen blutdrucksenker indian aunty lotrel side effects doctor primamedics reviews zyrtec coupons allergy minocin side effects noroxin antibiotic resistance carafate for dogs medication viagra cialis free offer pravastatin 20 mg picture bupropion weight loss biaxin xl pac levoxyl recall 2015 corvette clindamicina ovulos indicaciones doxylamine succinate vs diphenhydramine hcl hydrodiuril generic name generic viagra sale cheap buy nonpersciption peractin risperdal consta vs invega sustenna pulmicort flexhaler instructions for use esquina carlos gardel restaurant hace falta receta para comprar viagra clomid pregnancy calculator lincocin injection for animals ciales puerto rico map arthritis of the spine and dizziness during meclizine 25mg medication viagra without presciption valtrex side effects weight gain cardinal community credit union mentor ohio benazepril hydrochloride creative pharmacy names evista drug information hoodia weight loss patch free trial amoxicillin rash pictures order azithromycin online cephalexin for dogs side effects combivent respimat instructions for use clenbuterol weight loss results forum orlistat weight loss pictures hyzaar side effects benicar hct side effects weight betnovate c skin cream for pimple marks allegra d coupons 12 hour can i take diflucan with zithromax manfaat doxycycline finax finasteride side effects stilnox 10mg sleep zolpidem overdose cialis super active canada canada pharmacies that sell sildenafil albuterol sulfate buying it gerneric 150 viraga cialis how long to take effect polarmeds in canada they celebrate minomycin information literacy levitra sales online cataflam suspension dosage children xanax alprazolam .25 mg vermox side effects lidocaine patches for back pain aspirin dosage for heart attack glucotrol 10 mg unisom side effects overdose provigil coupon 2014 where can i get viagra sunderland cialis generico italia ativan withdrawal symptoms medication accutane 40mg aurochem sildenafil citrate 100mg amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium uses clobex clobetasol propionate shampoo sotret canada online indian pharmacy no prescription how to buy furosemide prednisone dosage for allergies canada drugs no perscripition cheap unisom purchase cyproheptadine online glipizide 10mg zentel 400 mg pl c r walgreen fraud inderal la side effects medication sildenafil citrate 100mg tab side effect lanoxin 0.25 mg daily imigran tablets price differin gel 0.3 for wrinkles fluconazole diflucan and alcohol eprex injection administration cpt kamagra without prescription dostinex for men overnight brand viagra seroflo inhaler india suhagraat ki starting kaise se hoti hai viagra pour femme vendu au quebec cheapest viagra anywhere colchicine for sale at usa bactroban cream 2 price champix and pfizercheaprxchigualos cialis with no prescription needed insurance company ratings comparison hytrin side effects bph viamedic coupon code 2013 benadryl and pregnancy suhagra pills paroxetine user rating atacand withouta script rumafen diclofenac sodium 50mg dr paxil side effects antidepressants acyclovir ointment 5 usespurchase zithromax for chlamydia buy doxycycline online accutane acne treatment before and after mircette birth control pill medomycin doxycycline 100mg can u buy viagra at walmart yasmin birth control overnight pharmacy dilucan sotalex 80 cealis 5mg diane ladd daughter order gabapentin online zyloprim contraindications for tpa duree action levitra neurontin gabapentin medication epogen procrit cephalexin side effects medication lozol medication side effects phexin capsules avapro blood pressure medicine free trial viagra without prescriptions best uk online pharnacy provigil coupons offers prix cialis chez pharmassie on line drugs floxin ear drops for ear infection allegra carpenter the fault in our stars buy accutane fast delivery diroton bg progesterone cream for fertility canadian cialis generic topamax and alcohol cravings betamil cream no prescription clomid men testosterone wellbutrin weight loss antidepressants side effects vermox from india reglan lawsuit settlement amounts canadion pharmacy progynova 2mg untuk apa moduretic amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide can i buy betnovate over the counter where to get good viagra review best place to buy viagra online potassium nitrate stump remover hydroxyzine pamoate 25mg side effects 50mg clomid australia leponex 25mg erectile dysfunction online medal albuterol inhaler coupons viagra generico online contrassegno azithromycin and alcohol proscar finasteride medication caffeine overdose symptoms headache content definition art chinese herbal viagra leeds azithromycin 250mg treatment how much does chloroquine cost what is the normal dosage of cipro buy viagra without the prescription canadian pharmacy cheapest ciailis retirides 0 025 in fractions form canada pharmacy cheap generic viagra nasal spray astelin coupon pheromones perfume humans biaxin clarithromycin antibiotic counterfiet viagra from india trial pack viagra cialis levitra prednisone for sale in mexico lopid medication dangers alli tablets discontinued alphagan eye drops for glaucoma nolvadex cycle for women anti estrogen pills metrogel 1 metronidazole coupons pradaxa 150 mg apteka internetowa viagra pills in chennai elocon cream 0.1 arthritis in hands pictures bactrim prescription urethritis vytorin coupons rebates order alli online zolpidem tartrate 10 mg tablet use 108 buy cialis online using echeck web pharmacy rx novolog flexpen instructions sliding scale buy viagra 3 days fucidin ointment treatment for boils bupropion weight loss treatment lortab 10 500 information cipralex withdrawal effects desi viagra 100mg alprostadil cream india no prescription pharmacy levitra 20mg bayer en mexico cialis professional on ebay for sale diane rehm show live stream qsymia cost price singulair dosage and administration amoxicilina y viagra mercury drugstore rhinathiol expectorant cough suppressant tantalum long beach menu propecia for sale online buy novolog insulin online lasuna jewelry displays viagra tschechien ohne rezept frumil forte definition cialis rezeptfrei kaufen alphagan eye drops medication potassium chloride side effects medication metronidazole for dogs glipizide medication content marketing definition medicstar reviews for fifty viamedic com lexapro generic 2012 benazepril medication vasotec side effects dose zolpidem er 12.5mg canada terazoxin 2mg no prescription needed site officiel viagra malaseb medicated dog shampoo cockapoo puppies for sale available in chicago flagyl 400 er price of viagra at walmart 365pills complaints board decadron side effects itching parlodel dosage of tylenol celebrex side effects risk bystolic side effects 5mg can fucidin cream be used for thrush diclofenaco de sodio medicamentos betnovatec cream sildenafil 10 mg best place to buy finasteride online doxepin side effects for dogs how can i buy levitra no prescription valacyclovir hcl 1 gram tablet singulair side effects asthma losartan potassium 50mg picture epogen dose for cats buy prednisolone 5mg tablets walgreens take care clinic dynamogen indication levitra vs viagra cost valium vs xanax for sleep terazosin on line no prescription accutane side effects depression nexium 40mg cap otc amantadina clorhidrato de tetraciclina lidocaine ointment usp 5 hemorrhoids coumadin blood thinner readings costco flovent can you get high off of etodolac 400 mg fluoxetine 20 mg prozac esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate 40mg levaquin side effects levaquin 500mg clavupen gutis costa betnesol nasal drops usa pharmacy arithromycin anafranil 10 mg melatonin how to order triamterene online generic cialis singapore cyrux dosis jewelers generica cialis antidepressant citalopram withdrawal symptoms cardura 1 mg medication side effects buy doxycycline 100mg online claritin coupon 2014 versand viagra medicinenet com symptoms luvox and weight gain side effects viagra samples free by mail furolin tableti technopolis generic stendra for sale medication without precriptions leukeran side effects in dogs erexin v cleocin cream drug proventil inhaler no script buy antabuse online uk vibramycin dosage for acne novolog sliding scale insulin chart unicure conditioner hair & skin mesalamine suppositories for ulcerative colitis how much is levitra at sams club samonas prime moving & storage riverhead ny where do ibuy clomid online with viagra viramune 200mg zoloft rapidtabs viagra alternative zofran for children side effects pharmacy no prescription needed linezolid costo tijuana pharmacy online buspar medication drug class how much does propecia cost at walmart sumycin and achromycin should not be administered with budesonide nasal spray for nasal polyps progynova 1mg neurontin side effects gabapentin liquidex rui products legit soft tabs vs hard tabs benicar hct side effects lawsuit usa no subscription pharmacy cytoxan infusion therapy remeron generic cost sublingual allergy drops shpejtesia e zerit wikipedia myambutol manufacturer coupons cheap medicine without prescription cialis under tongue tetracycline shortage aripiprazole generic arthritis in the knee natural remedies buy generic propecia uk viagra expiration ranigast cena lipitor generic name at kroger $4 best medicare online cialis mastercard serta icomfort insight mattress aristocort injection side effects hydroxyzine for dogs medication pyridium and breastfeeding safety avalide dosage strattera coupons from lily cialis soft tab review benemid medication information cialis per nachnahme kaufen flomist wikipedia francais why is no one selling alli zestril dosage based on weight revista fuera de la ley lynoral tablets drugs from canafa classification of zovirax bonadoxina pfizer medication grifulvin griseofulvin ultramicrosize cialis tabs tamoxifen breast cancer prevention gpchealth coupons for restaurants dutasteride and saw palmetto clomid success stories for men bisoprolol hydrochlorothiazide 5 6.25 mg prednisone with no prescription tantalum restaurant long beach yelp cialis with alcohol singulair medicine over the counter dosage for clavamox for humans healthy man viagra offer off brand sildenafil citrate cheap secnidazole treatment phenergan with codeine syrup information side effects of colcrys medication disgrasil orlistat 120 mg oxazepam drug schedule viagra india anafranil for ocd vpxl results phenergan for nausea with migraines where to buy misoprostol in malaysia enalapril for dogs congestive heart failure cymbalta and weight gain cymbalta for anxiety
Share this page on facebook
Service that changed their lives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carol Pomeday   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 15:25

Two Port Washington college students undertook volunteer projects that changed their lives.

Amanda Reininger, a 2006 Port Washington High School graduate and senior biology student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, traveled through remote areas of Alaska for 10 days this summer to band and take blood samples from gyrfalcon, golden eagle and rough-legged hawk chicks that were in nests on volcanic craters.

The rest of her summer was spent at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette. She cared for rehabilitated wildlife that are unable to survive in the wild.

Reininger will graduate in December with a degree in biology and minors in geology and religious studies. She may return to Alaska for graduate studies with a focus on field research.

Dan Ziebell, a 2005 Port High graduate who earned a degree in biology from UW Madison in June 2009, spent the last 10 months with AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps.

He wielded a chainsaw to restore a prairie near St. Louis, Mo., built Habitat for Humanity houses in New Orleans, was a mentor for inner-city children in Houston and lived in impoverished areas.

The experience made him want to become a family doctor. He plans to take the medical school entrance exam in the spring.

Amanda: studying raptors in Alaska

She lived in tents in remote areas of Alaska and carried a 60-pound backpack on six-mile hikes, often traversing treacherously steep and slippery volcanic cliffs to study baby falcon, hawk and eagle chicks.

Amanda Reininger, 22, of Port Washington, said it was the best experience of her life.

“It turned out to be so much more than a trip studying birds. It was a life-changing experience,” she said.

“I realized how much needs to be done on studies and how much I love the outdoors. I didn’t want to leave. Out there, you don’t hear anything at night except the mosquitoes against your
tent or a loon or other birds calling.”

Reininger, a senior biology student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, initially wasn’t chosen as one of 10 students to assist Travis Booms, a UW-Stevens Point alumnus, in his field research on the gyrfalcon population in the Ingakslugwat Hills region of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. UW-SP biology professor Robert Rosenfield accompanied the

When one student dropped out, Reininger eagerly stepped in, but admitted she had second thoughts when she saw the bush plane that was going to take them from Bethel, Alaska, to their destination.

The four-passenger plane turned out to be safer than it looked, she said.

Ingakslugwat Hills is an area of inactive volcanos that could become active at any time and is home to the largest population of gyrfalcons in Alaska. Booms is studying the habits of young gyrfalcons.

The students went to 12 nesting sites to band and obtain blood samples from young chicks in nests, measure their primary feathers and record other vital information, including the birds’ ages and sexes. The students also collected molted feathers found in or near the sites to obtain DNA samples.

“Sometimes we could walk to the nests and other times someone had to rappel with ropes and climbing gear to the nests and carry the chicks up in backpacks,” Reininger said. “I didn’t do that. I wasn’t experienced and didn’t want to harm the chicks.

“We had to be careful not to touch the calamus (the lower shaft of feathers) because that’s where the DNA is. The most significant feathers to collect were smaller feathers less than 13 centimeters long that were fresh.”

Reininger learned how to hold a gyrfalcon chick in her lap to make it feel secure.

“At one nest, a mother came down and swooped us. Other birds watched from above but stayed away,” Reininger said.

“They’re not used to human contact so they’re more curious than threatened.”

The students found five gyrfalcon nests with chicks and seven nests with rough-legged hawks, but they couldn’t obtain blood samples from four hawk broods because they were too young.

They also found one golden eagle nest with two birds. They drew blood from the eaglets, but could not band them without a federal permit.

“When blood samples were taken, no more than five drops of blood were needed,” Reininger said.

Two bands — a U.S. Geological Survey band on the right leg and a purple band that identified Booms’ study on the left leg — were put on the gyrfalcon and hawk chicks.

Reininger returned home on July 7, but spent the rest of the summer at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette. She took care of the rehabilitated wildlife used for
education programs. The animals would not survive in the wild with their injuries.

“Each animal has its own personality,” Reininger said. “You can tell when they’re going to be crabby or are in a good mood and will be playful.”

The internship was supposed to be a paid position, but due to budget cuts, she didn’t receive a salary and had to pay tuition for the credits.

She had planned to work at a wildlife center or zoo, but now may return to Alaska for graduate studies and work with Booms on his research.

“It was so inspiring to me to see how  vast and beautiful the land is in Alaska,” Reininger said. “And I only got to see a small portion of it.”

Dan: fighting poverty in New Orleans

As his June 2009 graduation from the University of Wisconsin in Madison neared, Dan Ziebell, then 21, felt something was missing.

“It was hard for me to pinpoint what I needed to do,” he said. “One day we (he and friends) were discussing politics, poverty and religion, and I thought, ‘I have all these opinions on things and what have I done to back up my opinions?’”

When a representative for AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps visited the campus, Ziebell was impressed with its mission to train young adults to provide disaster relief, help impoverished urban and rural areas and protect the environment.

He committed to the program in April 2009 to begin training in October.

“I was really excited,” Ziebell said. “It made graduation kind of different because I wasn’t worried about getting a job or what I was going to do.”

After a training session in Denver that included building trails and removing invasive species from Bluff Lake Nature Center, Ziebell was assigned to a team of 12 to 13 people ages 18 to 24.

“We were from all different socioeconomic backgrounds and all parts of the country,” he said. “You learn to appreciate the different cultures and respect others’ beliefs and opinions because we all had the same purpose.”

The team was sent to three communities — New Orleans, where they built Habitat for Humanity houses and lived in the 5th Ward; Williamsburg, Mo., to do controlled burns and remove non-native trees in a nature area threatened by development; and Houston’s 3rd Ward to work with Generation One, a Christian-based nonprofit organization, on community projects and youth tutoring programs.

Each project lasted about two months.

Lodging, transportation, clothing and meals were provided and each member received $169 every two weeks for personal expenses.

“When you don’t have to pay for food and housing, it was plenty,” Ziebell said. “I didn’t come out making any money, but I’m fine. It teaches you to live modestly, and that’s a good thing, especially now.”

On Jan. 2, Ziebell went to New Orleans, where his team built a house from the ground up and worked on other houses.

They lived in a house owned by Habitat for Humanity in the city’s fifth ward, which was destroyed five years ago when a levy broke during an onslaught from Hurricane Katrina.

“We stayed in a three-bedroom, four-room house that was really tight,” Ziebell said. “There were abandoned houses across from us. Being there two months, we got to be immersed in the
culture and meet the people who moved into the house we built. That was very rewarding.

“A lot of people who go on volunteer projects for a week or two don’t get that satisfaction.”

The team then traveled to Missouri to restore a native prairie and remove invasive plants.

“It was 100% the opposite from New Orleans. We lived in a house in the middle of a conservation area,” Ziebell said. “We burned 2,000 acres. It was so much fun. Two weeks later, it was
green and everything was sprouting up.”

Ziebell learned to wield a chainsaw safely and cut down non-native trees.

His favorite project was in Houston.

“It was the most impoverished area, with high crime rates, drugs and prostitution,” Ziebell said. “We rebuilt and painted houses, built wheelchair ramps, whatever people came to the
organization for. We were given a lot of freedom to do what needed to be done and figure out how to do it. Our Habitat training really came in handy.”

The organization also has an after-school tutoring program for children.

“A lot of the kids feel they have no chance of getting out of there,” Ziebell said. “They get caught up in drugs because their education is so poor.

“We worked with the kids every day and established such a great relationship. We would play football and take them to the movies, the beach and the circus.

“It gave us a chance to live in circumstances most of us had never experienced. It gave us a new perspective on poverty and the hardships people have. We got to know our neighbors really well. I think we had an impact on them. They certainly had an impact on me.”

Ziebell planned to be a chiropractor, but now wants to a family physician. He is also pursuing certifications as an emergency medical technician and nursing assistant to help pay for medical school.

“I’m ready now for medical school,” Ziebell said. “I’ve gained so much confidence. I’m not worried about the challenge of it anymore.”

He believes every college student should do a long-term volunteer project to experience the real world before embarking on a career.   

“It’s hard to say how it changes you,” Ziebell said. “You just realize you’re a different person for doing all of this.”

AmeriCorps offers a wide range of programs in addition to the National Civilian Community Corps. More information is on www.americorps.gov.

Amanda Reininger held a golden eagle chick in Alaska (top right photo). Dan Ziebell wore an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps T-shirt (bottom left photo). Ziebell photo by Sam Arendt

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.