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Hello, July! Can you believe that?! I guess it is true that time flies when you're having fun.Summer has officially arrived here in the North Cascades. It took it's sweet time to arrive, but the snow on the mountains is FINALLY melting off. That being...

This summer I took measurements for night sky brightness monitoring and wrote the standard of procedure for the night sky monitoring program. Mammoth Cave is an International Dark Sky Park meaning it is “land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a...

The use of ground penetrating radar is a geophysics and remote sensing technique meant to allow for the detection and mapping of subsurface features. It's been extraordinary being able to learn how to use this device to find anything from archeological artifacts, changes in bedrock,...

A blazing sun hidden behind partially cloudy skies, a light breeze enough to blow away flying pests, but not enough to raise the ocean waves, and endless amounts of wildlife no matter where you look. That's what one of the best days at Biscayne National...

We slept like dogs by the fireside and awoke to the fog, as it was all around us. As the morning glow shudders across the bitter breath of Lake Superior, the cry of loons can be heard from the base of the channel. The...

What the Ojibwe once called "Minong" or roughly translated to "The Good Place", Isle Royale is not only a refuge for species located on the island. It plays the dual role of refuge for preserving a human connection to the natural world. During this season,...

Back at it again from the sunny vistas of West Texas! I’m here with another update for the masses. If you're confused about the title of this post then I recommend you watch this video. Please laugh. Anyway, these past few weeks I’ve taken the...

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is sacred for many people for many reasons. For some, it's because of religious or even historical significance. For others, the grounds of the park are sacred burial spots.   I've learned a lot at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park...

Bradford Washburn was a mountaineer, scholar, scientist, and photographer who climbed Denali multiple times. His wife, Barbara Washburn, was the first woman to climb Denali. Bradford Washburn’s map of Denali is still in use today. Denali National Park houses hundreds of historic images, including images...

Mosaics's intern apply amoxicillin paste to reduce the progression of coral disease. Photo cred: Kristen Ewin. Hello from the United States Virgin Islands! My name is Nicholas C. Durgadeen, and thanks to Environment for the Americas and the National Park Service, I will be working as...