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Congaree National Park As the Summer comes to a close and my Senior year of college approaches. I can’t help but think I’ll miss this park that I’ve come to enjoy so much. This summer has truly been a wonderful experience filled with many fun adventures....

With my time at Rocky coming to an end, I've decided to allocate this blog post as a reflection of my summer. Prior to coming to Rocky, I knew my summer would be great. I'd be living in the mountains, conducting research, making friends, all...

Greetings from Frederick, Maryland! This summer exceeded all my expectations and I am going to walk away from this internship feeling deeply accomplished. I was pushed out of my comfort zone when I decided to move across the United States and was knee high in new...

Although I am conducting my research at Wind Cave, Mount Rushmore, and Jewel Cave, I am most familiar with Wind Cave (WICA) as this is the park I am based at and the one I will be introducing to you all today. Wind Cave National...

The image above shows one of my favorite memories of this internship. I got to participate in a night release of over 100 Kemp's ridley hatchlings with some of my friends that are a part of the Student Conservation Association! It was such a...

Growing up I was never a fan of the beach. I loved the view and the animals there, but couldn't get with the sand! Being here for a couple months hasn't changed that, but I can say I love going to beach in the mornings....

Welcome to my three part series: Science Communication Saves Lives. In this blog series, I will be highlighting my field hitches into Grand-Canyon Parashant National Monument, Mojave National Preserve, and Joshua Tree National Park, so you can better understand what inventory and monitoring actually looks...

Another end to another interesting and engaging summer. I can’t say I’m not looking forward to the next school year (study abroad in Copenhagen!- knock on wood) but I am sad to see the summer go. I’ve been able to work with some amazing people,...

Featured photo credit: JIM BRANDENBURG/MINDEN PICTURES/National Geographic Creative The snowshoe hare goes through a change every year from a bright white fur coat to a deep brown one. This change helps snowshoe hares blend in with the changing forests and avoid predation. The change isn’t sudden,...