Intern stands in front of large volcanic caldera

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes

The clouds begin to break as the wind moves them up the slopes of the mountain. Peeking from behind the clouds is one of the world’s largest volcanoes, Mauna Loa. At the foot of that mountain is its younger volcanic …

Interview with an NPS Scientist

Working at Glen Canyon National Park I’ve had the opportunity to meet dedicated scientists from all parts of the country. During our long days out in the field, I enjoy listening to their past adventures studying wildlife from the seas …

The Passage of Time

I’m not a huge history buff, but I can appreciate being immersed in Mammoth Cave lore. From the artifacts left behind by the paleo-indigenous people, to the mining history, to the slave-led tourism, to the famous cave explorers, to the …

Quite the Adjustment

So far, working on this project has been very interesting, as I am confined to exploring Wind Cave virtually. Despite not physically being at my site, my supervisor has worked hard to make me feel included and useful to the …

The Language of Bird Songs

As I mentioned in previous posts, I have spent most of this summer teleworking from my home in Fairbanks. My main project has been to develop a video about the conservation of Yellow-billed Loons, specifically, the threats from environmental contaminants …

A Summer Wrap-Up

As a native Houstonian, I have always been comfortable staying away from the draining heat of the summer sun or the humid soupy air by staying indoors and in the air conditioning. When I went outside, it wasn’t for the …