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It is week six of my virtual biology internship and I have learned so much! As my halfway mark approaches, I would like to share all of the knowledge I have taken in so far. Although I have not been able to step foot on the...

So, my project is turning out to be interesting and engaging, yet somewhat complicated. Because of the delayed start time for the internship, a lot of my duties here had to be reduced or cut out. Thankfully, the main duty of monitoring Piping Plover nests...

This summer my primary objective will be to continue the implementation of the Unstable Slope Management Program (USMP) at Chiricahua National Monument. The USMP is a geotechnical asset-management-based program designed to reduce the risk and deterioration of park infrastructure due to geohazards such as rockslides...

After much anticipation and a rather short flight, I finally made it to Long Island! The car ride from the airport to the Patchogue boat docks was so soothing, I actually fell asleep during the ride. I’m not sure what I was expecting from Long...

Acoustic Recorder and data sheet After two weeks of teleworking I was finally able to get in my car and drive to my internship in Page, Arizona. Prior to getting here I was worried I would have difficulty adjusting to the hot desert and was not...

If you didn’t already know, Mammoth Cave is part of the longest cave system in the world. Together with the caves of Flint Ridge and a few more systems, the passages are well over 400 miles and counting. Additionally there are 400 minor caves within...

For my project this summer, I am working with the fisheries division with the goal of monitoring populations and productivity of the many fish species found in streams throughout Great Smoky Mountains. Within the park there are almost 70 species of fish! This immense biodiversity...

These days, you can find me giggling to myself in my office as I come up with my latest sea turtle content for the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery's social media. Much of this content hasn't been posted yet, but I can't help...

As my first month as a biology assistant intern is coming to a close, I have learned so much from my park mentor and from the park itself. For this week’s blog, I am excited to present my projects at the Vicksburg National Military Park! The...