May 2019

I am going to be interning as biology assistant at Mt Rainer National park. I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I have a passion for the outdoors and learning as much as I can about different animals. I currently go to Hiram College as an environmental...

Hau mitakuyepi. Chante wasteya napechiyuzape. Christian Knutson emaciyapi. Waniyetu ma wikcemna nunpa samn nunpa. Black Hills State University el wablawa na Outdoor Education unspemic’ichiye. Oglala Lakota hemacha. Ogle Luta el wathi. -- Hello! I shake your hand with a good heart. My name is Christian...

Hello reader,  It feels like my first week has been a whirlwind of trainings and introductions, but it has been hectic in the best way possible. I have been relishing the beautiful hikes and the opportunity to meet so many people who genuinely love their jobs,...

When I was eight years old I visited Minuteman National Historic Park in Concord Massachusetts. That very day just happened to National Ranger Day. I wondered why everyone was wearing these flat brimmed straw hats, but as they showed me around, I fell in love...

Hello All! My name is Nicole Esch and I will be working as the citizen science and education outreach assistant in New River Gorge National River this summer. I just graduated a few weeks ago from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where...

Caver portrait of Sonia Meyer. Photo by Kasia Biernacka (http://www.kasiabiernacka.com) My name is Sonia Meyer. I grew up in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC, but I’ve called Santa Clara, CA my home for the past year. Caving has been a great passion of mine...

My name is Ansley Watkins, and I’m entering my third year at The Ohio State University. I’m majoring in Natural Resource Management and minoring in Community Outreach Education. Though I go to school in Ohio, I’m originally from just outside Atlanta, Georgia. As far as things I enjoy...

Friends and dogs at Scarborough Beach, Maine. Corn and soybean fields in Grinnell, Iowa. I’m Vishva Nalamalapu, a rising fourth year Biology major and Environmental Studies minor at Grinnell College. I was born and raised in the lovely suburbs of Portland, Maine, but my mother recently moved...

When I was young, pre-school age, I would tell people I wanted to be “a vet without the blood.” About ten years after that, I went to ecology summer camp at the local university and read my National Geographic and Wildlife Conservation Society magazines religiously...