Hello all, my name is Mauro Hernandez and I will be spending this summer at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Arco, Idaho. I am a recent graduate from the University of California-Santa Cruz with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies. I drove out nearly two weeks ago from my home in Fresno, California to Craters and couldn’t be more excited for this amazing opportunity. I will have the opportunity to work as both an interpretive ranger and resource manager.

This park looks inhospitable at first glance

until you travel further in, soon realizing that even in the desert there is life.

Beyond exploring, I have been in training, developing my various programs I will present to the public. I hope you follow along to enjoy this amazing experience with me, because there are more amazing things (especially pictures) to come.

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