USGS intern prepares geophysical equipment
In this photo, USGS intern Brett Trottier (right) is learning how to prepare and deploy geophysical equipment from USGS hydrologist Eric White (left). The towed transient electromagnetic (tTEM) system is used to map the shallow subsurface to help us understand geologic and hydrogeologic conditions. In addition to the usual field safety procedures, Trottier and White are practicing COVID-19 safety measures including distancing and wearing face coverings during this July 2020 field work. Trottier’s internship is part of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program. Established in 1965, the NAGT/USGS program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences.