Author: NEsch

When we first got to the entrance of the Jamboree, all I could think was: "I would never in my life want to be the person in charge of organizing all this." Picture about 45,000 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, 25,000 tents, and thousands more...

My job this summer was to make an education program seem straightforward. However, consider for a moment that you have been tasked with this objective. Obviously the fact that you are employed by a national park narrows the number of topics you would consider, but...

In my time at the New River, I have learned many things about the types of visitors and education opportunities the park has to offer. However, on a ride-along with the resource management team, I learned about a potential relationship between our efforts to save...

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...

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...