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My name is Amani Canada and I am currently a graduating senior at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas pursuing a double major in Environmental Studies and Earth Systems Science. During my undergraduate degree, I’ve had the pleasure to work with great professors and experience...

When I was nine years old, I went on a school trip to a place called Camp Herrlich and here I had my first encounter with geology. On the second day of the trip, we met a camp guide who happened to be an earth...

I am currently a junior attending Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. I am majoring in Agricultural Science (with an emphasis in Agricultural Business) and minoring in Photography.  Through the Mosaics In Science program, I am looking forward to meeting other students and mentors in...

My name is Matthew Butzin. I am currently a senior at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, Georgia, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management with a degree concentration in wildlife. Only requiring an additional semester to fulfill my degree requirements, I have...

I am currently in my second semester of college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, getting a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science. During high school I took several AP classes, which were able to transfer over as college credits. These classes included Biology, U.S. History,...

I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Arts Studies in December of 2017. After graduation I moved to the “Big Island” of Hawaii to be near family and I started volunteering at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as a park interpreter.  Initially,...

As Lin-Manuel Miranda famously sang in Hamilton, “What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you’ll never get to see.”  Well, here’s the garden I helped plant, but won’t ever see.  Using the findings of my research, the resources crew and I collected...

How visitation is affecting the air quality in Carlsbad Cavern Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas in Earth’s atmosphere, but in high concentrations, the gas can act as an asphyxiant. OSHA and other government agencies recommend a 5,000 parts per million (ppm) workplace exposure limit of 8 hours...

Something I haven’t talked about yet this summer is my schedule. My particular internship is an office job, which means I have some flexibility with my schedule and some freedom to work from home. If I had a more traditional Mosaics internship where I had to be on-site...

If there’s one thing that I’ve picked up on while working at Minute Man it's how to spot an invasive plant around the park. After going to Grape Island in the Boston Harbor and picking mile a minute for a day I now see it...