Hidden Treasure

Come on out to Parker’s Indian Trading Post and add your quarter to the treasure box! Once it’s filled you’ll have the opportunity to go on a treasure hunt. The first person to find the box gets all of the quarters. All you have to do is follow these four steps: 1. Buy something from the store 2. Sign the guest book 3. Add your quarter(s) to the treasure chest 4. Check our website (www.twosistersinthewild.com)for updates about the treasure...

Samantha Sullivan – Water Pollution Biologist

This is an interview with an amazing person that’s great at her job, Samantha Sullivan. My family and I had the pleasure of meeting her on a hot summer day in a river. Samantha and the Clarion University biology research team taught us how to find, tag, and check their health and sex, and release hellbenders back into the wild. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot from this experience. Where do you work and reside? – Department of Environmental Protection; Oil and Gas Program and Wampum, PA in Beaver County.   What is your educational background? -I graduated from Allegheny Clarion Valley in 2009 and received my bachelor’s in Biology at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2013.   What was your life like growing up? – I grew up in Clarion County in the little town of Turkey City. I was and still am very close to my family. A lot of our hobbies growing up revolved around the outdoors (i.e. fishing, hunting, and camping). Growing up I spent most of my time outside playing in the stream/woods behind our house, walking around the neighborhood with friends, cruising around on a four-wheeler, and spending the summer months at our family camp down along the Clarion River.   Did you have a nickname? If so, how did it come about? -My nickname is really just a name derived from my first name: Sammy   What are you currently reading? Why? -I am currently reading the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed. In the past few years my fiancé and I have gotten into hiking. Specifically, backcountry/through hiking. Where we pack up all our gear and our...
Michigan

Michigan

A couple weeks ago me and my family set out to go see the great state of Michigan. To get there we traveled through Ohio and saw some of our relatives in Cleveland. We had a game day in weird realms and it was super successful. We met some amazing people. After that we chilled out, played Dungeons and Dragons, walked through an amazing park, and ate Gyros. (The Gyros were my favorite) Then we continued our travels up to Michigan. We saw bell isle. We went to a zoo, aquarium, and botanical gardens. Our first night in Michigan we stayed in a little town that was exactly like Brookville. That night we dined on some Wendy’s  and went to bed. The next day we had breakfast a big boy the went to a national park. we met some amazing people and walked there beautiful trails. Next we went to a zoo and saw some pretty cool animals. Then we stayed in a hotel and ate at a place called nicks. I would highly recommend it, it was delicious. Then we swam for a while at the hotel pool, and the next big day came. This was the day we met four new and nerdy people: Karen Cleveland, of the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources, Sarah Cummins, policy and regulations specialist in the Wildlife Division of the DNR, Casey O’Donnell, Associate Professor, Diana Engle, DNR’s Michigan History Center . They were astonishing and taught us a lot. The highlight of my day was when Karen took us to see peregrine falcon’s nest.  That concludes our trip to Michigan. I had an amazing...

Burst of Life

Burst of Life is my new favorite card. When you draw this card you can draw as many cards as you you have species. Once when I was playing the game with my family we got through the whole deck in eight rounds. It was a great night.(disclaimer dad changed it so the is a limit of eight...

Harrisburg U trip

On Tuesday, November 1 my family and I went to Harrisburg University. While we were there we taught a game design class about Edge of Extinction. The students loved it and gave us much needed feedback. Then we ate lunch and talked with some teachers about how to give Edge of Extinction a lesson plan and get it into more schools. They were a giant help. After that we got an amazing tour of the university and got to experience Virtual Reality. Soon after that we went to a place called the Game Table Cafe. It had over 400 types of games! We played a few rounds, ate some great tasting food, and got some good advice. Because of that we have decide to add on to the rules a little bit. Every time you get five regions you pick up another card at the beginning of your turn. For example, if I have ten region cards in play, then I draw three cards at the beginning of my turn. If you guys could test it out and tell us what you think that would be amazing. Thank you....