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               This summer as a Mosaics in Science (MIS) intern has been quite an adventure for me. I’ve learned how to ride a bike, how to cook better—still getting there—and what it’s like to work at a National Park (I have absolutely loved it). I’ve...

As I write this, I have approximately two days left in southeast Arizona. After being originally hesitant to leave home during a pandemic and begin an internship, I now find myself wondering where the time went and wishing I could stay longer. Looking back on...

As my last blog, I would like to discuss an arthropod that I was introduced to along my internship journey. With the help of iNaturalist and some additional research, I was able to learn about the beautiful, but destructive Japanese Beetle. I first noticed the Japanese...

Oh, how the tables have turned, a lot has changed for me within the last week. In my previous blog post, I spoke about how it's been an interesting experience working from home. But, that quickly changed as my program manager, program coordinator, and supervisor...

The clouds begin to break as the wind moves them up the slopes of the mountain. Peeking from behind the clouds is one of the world's largest volcanoes, Mauna Loa. At the foot of that mountain is its younger volcanic sibling, Kīlauea. Its large volcanic...

Working at Glen Canyon National Park I’ve had the opportunity to meet dedicated scientists from all parts of the country. During our long days out in the field, I enjoy listening to their past adventures studying wildlife from the seas of Alaska to the tropical...

I’m not a huge history buff, but I can appreciate being immersed in Mammoth Cave lore. From the artifacts left behind by the paleo-indigenous people, to the mining history, to the slave-led tourism, to the famous cave explorers, to the national park movement, and to...

It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. In the case of the endangered Island Marble butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus), the butterfly is the child, its habitat is the village, and the village is metaphorically on fire.             The Island Marble...

I can honestly say that my internship has been far from the norm, but many great learning points have come from it. I have gained so much from this virtual opportunity and I cannot wait to give my summary of my experience as a biology...

So far, working on this project has been very interesting, as I am confined to exploring Wind Cave virtually. Despite not physically being at my site, my supervisor has worked hard to make me feel included and useful to the Interpretation and Education division of...