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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...

Hello again! In my time at Homestead National Historical Park I have done much more than I expected to. Recently, I had the opportunity to investigate a newly formed wetland on the park. This is not the first wetland on the park grounds, but it...

Our Travels :) Two weeks ago, five fellow NPS employees and I set out on a kayaking expedition to collect some soil samples on the Southern side of Jamestown Island, which is only accessible by water. Due to the levels of kayaking experience, as well as...

Sometimes, it’s hard to comprehend just how large Alaska is as a state. There’s mountain ranges and rivers and hills that seem to go on forever. Whenever I visit a new section of the state, like my recent trip to Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, I...

So far, my favorite part of this internship has been the diversity of projects and people I've been able to work with. While I have my primary project on Lowney Creek, I also get to be involved with a variety of other park initiatives. Here...