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What I think makes Boston Harbor so special is its rich history. The Harbor is home to various archeological sites, restored parks with dark histories, old lighthouses, and areas of deep cultural ties for Native Americans. During my time as an intern, I’ve learned a...

When you live on a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean, it's easy to take its natural beauty and resources for granted. You get caught up in the daily routines of your life so much so that you are oblivious to the changes in the...

My biggest fear working in Natural Resource Management isn't getting lost on a hike or getting attacked by a shark. It's not knowing enough information. Not knowing the relevant information is a fear of mine because it means I won't be as useful in the...

This summer, the majority of my work at Mount Rainier National Park involves either Northern spotted owls or native Cascade carnivores. This work has been incredibly exciting and has taken me all around the mountain and beyond. One of the best parts about fieldwork, though,...

A MILLION ACRES IN A WEEK Having pulled into Port Angeles in my mom’s old Jeep Renegade—the first car I’ve ever had that wasn’t older than me—I stood outside my home-away-from-home for the next 20 weeks and looked to my right, admiring the crinkled cobalt mountains...

Mount Rainier is ringed by fields and meadows of subalpine ecosystems. The stark outline of the glaciers and ancient lava flows are an incredible contrast to the mass of color and life that, somewhat surprisingly, thrives at 6,000 feet. In late summer, even after a...

Hello, July! Can you believe that?! I guess it is true that time flies when you're having fun.Summer has officially arrived here in the North Cascades. It took it's sweet time to arrive, but the snow on the mountains is FINALLY melting off. That being...

This summer I took measurements for night sky brightness monitoring and wrote the standard of procedure for the night sky monitoring program. Mammoth Cave is an International Dark Sky Park meaning it is “land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a...

The use of ground penetrating radar is a geophysics and remote sensing technique meant to allow for the detection and mapping of subsurface features. It's been extraordinary being able to learn how to use this device to find anything from archeological artifacts, changes in bedrock,...

A blazing sun hidden behind partially cloudy skies, a light breeze enough to blow away flying pests, but not enough to raise the ocean waves, and endless amounts of wildlife no matter where you look. That's what one of the best days at Biscayne National...