The Invisible Menace

This season I’ll be in charge of radon monitoring in the caves. Monitoring occurs year-round on a weekly basis, mainly on tour routes. The purpose of radon monitoring is less for the protection of visitors and more for tour guides …

A baby Kemp's ridley crawls in front of the camera as Amani Canada records video and audio of Dr. Donna Shaver and Nick Meyer.

Hello World!

Sea turtle themed paper holders, artwork, table bowls, and even stuffed toys and pillows find homes in Dr. Donna Shaver and Cynthia Rubio’s offices. Lately, I’ve been right along the menagerie! There are several offices scattered around the government buildings …

Above all Others

After weeks of sampling streams in the park, I couldn’t help but notice that diversity was significantly lacking. Many of our sample sites yielded only brook trout. Of course I’m not complaining about this, given how beautiful and unique these …

A Summer Exploring Wind Cave

This summer, my focus will lie on creating a geology training manual for the Interpretation and Education division of Wind Cave National park. This geologic resource manual will help future park interpreters and staff effectively communicate the geologic history of …