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Last week was a great experience boost for me since I got to meet the high schoolers from the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) who work in the park to preserve and maintain park property. Along with my supervisor, Ricardo and I got to teach the...

At the end of last week I was gearing up to start recruiting for my social trail monitoring program when my supervisor and I took stock of my project and realized that we were working with fewer trails than we had perhaps expected. In one...

I spend a lot of my time putting together The Great Walden Pond BioBlitz (it's on July 6th, come join us) . We’re bringing together teachers, scientists, naturalists, and the public to explore the parks and enhance our understanding of biodiversity. The Great Walden BioBlitz...

This summer, I am working on developing a map for conservation initiatives. There are over 4,000 species of bees native to North America itself, and each U.S. state has its own catalog of species. The map(s) I am working on will show areas of priority,...

World Oceans Day As one of the partners of Underwater World, the War in the Pacific park had an interactive booth on World Oceans Day. Josh, a summer intern under the PIPES program, and I were tasked to show visitors at the aquarium how to make...

Minute Man National Historical Park (MIMA) sits on a historic landscape which has been carefully maintained for over two hundred years. In fact, the building I work out of overlooks the Old North Bridge along the Concord River where the American Revolution started when the...

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...