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When I first began my internship, I was fairly clueless about how adult fireflies came to be. Sure, I knew when two fireflies loved each other they would produce offspring, but I did not know just how extensive and fascinating their metamorphosis process was. Fireflies,...

Hello! Thank you for returning to my blog. I am so grateful to be here in the beautiful Boston harbor. No matter where I am working on a given day, I am not far from the water or cheerful hearts. In this blog, I want...

During forest monitoring, I added two new trees to documentation in a survey plot at Shenandoah National Park. Within the plots, trees are only documented as such if their diameter at breast height (DBH) is 10 centimeters or more. DBH is measured using a special...

A typical day at Biscayne National Park For this summer, my primary responsibilities are conducting CREEL surveys with recreational anglers and monitoring sea turtle nesting along the northern Florida Keys within Biscayne National Park. In addition to these duties, I also contribute to marine debris removal,...

Without realizing it, the 3 million people who visit Glacier National Park annually leave with different understandings of why the park is valuable, and by extension, can begin to make connections as to why other national parks and accessible nature are valuable. Each location in...

Time truly flies by when you’re having fun! It's hard to believe that almost a month has passed since I started this internship. In the last couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure of staying busy with various types of tasks and projects! But let's...

Part of my role as a biological assistant for Congaree, includes operating as their first firefly intern. I have a few primary responsibilities that I have broken down into sections, giving a description of what my daily tasks look like within each. It has been...

Evan talks about the Mayborn Museum, Baylor University's museum of Central Texas history and the epicenter of Waco Mammoth National Monument research. ...

Hi! I am Vince(nt) Hart Jr., a biologist from southeast Louisiana. I am interning at Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Virginia to gain experience in a new region. Pursuing a master's degree in biology, I'm graduate research assistant at Southeastern Louisiana University. There, my research...

Wunee Keesuq nutusawees Kta'n Weeden. (Good day everyone my name is Kta'n Weeden.)I'm from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe here in Massachusetts, Cape cod Area. This my second time being an intern for the National Park Service here at Cape Cod National Seashore. I'm excited to...