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I’ve learned so much at the park these past few weeks. I’ve done training to tag turtles, patrol, and drive Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV). I’ve gotten to witness first hand how things are done here and Padre Island National Seashore and be a part of it!  Watching...

Greetings from Frederick, Maryland! Through this internship I have learned a lot about myself. Every day I come into the office or go out into the field to collect data, I feel increasingly capable that I can be a leader in the workplace and am able...

Monsoon season has officially started here in the desert and plants are starting to bloom! We have been getting cooler temperatures and cloudy days with some precipitation, which is an ideal weather for plant reproduction. Today’s blog will be dedicated to one plant species in...

While I am familiar with the frustrations and joys of unpredictable, vexing weather patterns, it still took a few days to adjust to this in a field work setting. In previous fieldwork, we worked on a set schedule, going out to do our work...

Now that I'm a bit over halfway done with my internship, I've become much more familiar with the park. On weekends I explore different parts of the park while on weekdays I explore more of Wild Basin. Since I've been here, I've had the chance...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #4 Cover picture: A backcountry cave with a “do not trespass” sign for those who may happen to stumble upon it. Apparently that pile of sticks is an owl's nest, according to one of our cave files...

Although a significant number of Americans still consider climate change a problem for the future, the impacts of changing climate are already altering the course of our National Parks.  From wildlife loss to devastating fires, climate impacts have necessitated the National Park Service adopt a flexible...

Congaree National Park Entrance Sign From the moment I arrived at Congaree National, I have felt nothing but welcome. Being a smaller National Park, the number of staff is small and everyone is very close knit, creating a very family-like vibe where everyone is constantly interacting...

War in the Pacific Asan Unit Beach front Buenas yan håfa adai! My name is Charles Hambley and I am a recent graduate from the University of Guam with a B.S in Biology. I am born and raised here on the island of Guam (a small...