Back to Bamfield!
For our third annual lab retreat, the Baum lab headed back to Bamfield on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We stayed in a cabin at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, and spent the weekend relaxing, discussing, and exploring the surrounding area. We hiked through the rainforest to an isolated beach, kayaked on the beautiful Bamfield Inlet, and even took a dip in the bone-chilling Pacific waters. The retreat was a great opportunity to get to know new labmates, and resulted in many useful discussions on mental health, lab visions and expectations, and our goals for the upcoming year. While the road to Bamfield may be long and arduous, the memories created there certainly make the trip worth it!