May 2019

With my first week at Capulin in the books, I have a pretty good idea of how I’m going to be spending the summer.  For the past few years, people in my position have worked hard to create a pollen identification guide for the local...

Stretching along the Northern California coast and home to over 1500 species of plants and animals, Point Reyes National Seashore offers plentiful opportunities to connect with the area’s several cultures and diverse habitats. Northern elephant seal waving hello from Drake's Beach (Photo by Diego Morales). One...

Lava Beds National Monument has over twenty developed caves for visitors to discover, but, if a cave contains bat maternity colonies, then the cave is shut. The caves are shut for the bats’ protection because, like birds, bats are at their most vulnerable when they are caring for...

Håfa Adai! My name is Brittany Tominez. This summer I will be interning as a natural resource interpretive assistant at the War in the Pacific National Historic Park on Guam. I was born and raised on Guam, so I have had the opportunity to visit...

Iceburg Rock in Carlsbad CavernPapoose Room in Carlsbad CavernUnique drapery formation in the Papoose RoomGreen Lake in Carlsbad Cavern About Carlsbad. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico, very near the border between Texas and Mexico. The land here was...

The New River Gorge is the most diverse river gorge in the central/southern Appalachians. The 53-mile river flows in a northward direction from North Carolina up through West Virginia. The park itself exist within West Virginia and encompasses three rivers and much of the surrounding...

Welcome to my 10-week blog: Keying In! My name is Patricia Alquiza from McKinney, Texas and I will be a senior at the University of Notre Dame this fall, majoring in environmental sciences and Spanish with a sustainability minor. My official title for the summer is “Natural...

Welcome to Coronado National Memorial! Hello all! My name is Estefanía Vicens-Clavell, I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico and I am very happy to be a Mosaics in Science intern this summer! I am interning as a geomorphology assistant at The National Park...

Hello everyone, my name is Sebastian. I am returning Mosaics intern this year and I will be working in the same state I did last year. This time I will be working as a Natural Resource Interpretive Assistant at Petrified Forest National Park.  Leaving the...

Hello! My name is Zoe Flores and I am thrilled to be a Mosaics in Science intern this summer! I am a rising senior at Cornell University in New York, but this summer, I will be on the other side of the country in Tulelake,...