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We have talked about plants and insects, and today’s topic will be dedicated to some aquatic amphibians found at Saguaro National Park. The Park is surrounded by mountains and canyons, where water runs down to lower elevations and creates freshwater ecosystems such as springs, tanks,...

Greetings! My name is Brooke and I’m a recent graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. I grew up in the suburbs of Irvine, California where I wasn’t surrounded by much nature or wildlife, but my parents always made it a point...

My shift on July 10th started just like any other day. Fellow turtle intern Rachel and I were conducting sea turtle patrol on our ATVs. We drove 5 miles north to the tip of the island, to begin traversing south. I was not paying much...

My favorite part of my Mosaics in Science internship so far has been my work environment. Yes, I love the people I work with in the Park – and they are all incredible. However, I also can not get enough of the breath-taking ecosystems I...

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) gel of coral DNA under UV light. Solid lit bands indicating high clarity of wanted DNA present Maila hålom and welcome to the War in the Pacific National Historic Park. Located on the Pacific Island of Guam which is located approximately at...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #6 Cover picture: This picture captures A LOT of bats, probably hundreds or thousands flying out per second in this one frame. Wanna try counting? I’ve experienced many moments where I am overwhelmed, humbled, and amazed by sights...

So far, my experience at Rocky Mountain National Park has been absolutely amazing. Going into the internship, I knew that I would enjoy my time here, but I didn't know just how much I'd love it. While there are tons of great aspects about working...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #5 Cover picture: An old picture of Tulelake Segregation Center (taken sometime in 1942-1946) juxtaposed against a picture from the present-day site of where the center used to be. WWII History: Before Achieving National Monument Status I write...

Invasive Plant Management holds a lot more to it than one would think when first hearing about the subject or even reading a project description about Plant Management and Natural Resources. Like most jobs, there is so much more than the description states that you...