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As of late, many more school groups have been taking interest in field trip opportunities here at New River Gorge National River. The ranger staff cannot handle several groups at a time, so unfortunately they have had to turn some classes away. My job for...

Badlands National Park is located in South Dakota. Although South Dakota or Badlands NP may not come to mind immediately when thinking about places to visit within the United States, Badlands NP is truly one of the more special places to visit and explore. Badlands...

San Juan National Historic Park(SJNHP) is undoubtably the hidden gem of Washington state’s Park system. The park is comprised of 2,100 acres of woodland, intact prairie and shoreline making it an extremely diverse park in terms of possible activities. Glaciers proximity to the ocean has shaped the unique geography...

Before this internship began, I had no idea about the breadth of native bee species found in North America. Over 4000 species of bees  call North America home. Essential to the process of pollination, it’s estimated that bees help pollinate 75% of leading crops consumed...

A few weeks back, I thought of national parks as static. I thought of the world around them as developing at an ever increasing pace while they stayed the same.Yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. National parks, specifically Rocky Mountain National Park, is the...

The staff at Capulin Volcano is thrilled as our acting superintendent, Fermin Salas, has arrived on-site. Fermin has a lot of great ideas for the park and has been a very warm addition to the group so far.  I conducted an interview with him about...

On June 11, 2019, Environment for the Americas' (EFTA) Latino Outreach Coordinator, and I completed a site visit at the Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. We were about an hours drive from Boulder, Colorado, where EFTA's office is located, when the...

My main project that I am going to be doing at Mt. Rainier National Park is guano collection, emergencies counts data, and contacting staff from other parks in the Pacific Northwest that are collecting guano and emergence counts data.  To complete guano counts we set...

If four bat skeletons, three stuffed animals, two coloring pages, and one aggressively friendly smile can’t convince visitors to talk to you about bats, nothing can. I stock my Bat Chat table with all these props and more, hoping to lure people over from the Visitor Center. The steady...

? I just started my 4th week here at Biscayne already! Last week (5 June) I was able to drive down to Marathon, FL and learn how to better work with the RVC (reef visual census) surveys, specifically for Biscayne National Park, from an expert:...