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Listening to the sound of water running through streams or rivers soothes me. I enjoy feeling the fresh current run through my hands. Who knew this is what a day in my internship would be like?! [caption id="attachment_2442" align="alignleft" width="258"] Water monitoring probe in stream[/caption]                       I had...

Starting something new usually leaves me with a combination of feeling excited and nervous.  I am happy to say by the end of my first week I am feeling much more excited than nervous. I started with the natural resource management department at Manassas Battlefield...

Grand Teton National Park is located in northwest Wyoming. It encompasses the Teton mountain range, the 4,000-meter Grand Teton peak, and the valley known as Jackson Hole. Sagebrush monitoring has been identified as a key component in detecting changes in high elevation parks due to increased...

In the broadest sense, nature is our world in the physical, material and natural form. It is everything not made by the human race. For me, nature serves as a place of tranquility, worship, culture and love. At the same time though, it can be...

This past school year I started a bird club at Wade Carpenter Middle School in an effort to get students to participate in citizen science. Citizen science is collaborative networking between scientists and everyday citizens. Through citizen science people can contribute to scientific data. For example,...

Today marks the completion of my first week as a Biological Technician with Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO), and I can say with certainty that it exceeded all expectations I had. LAVO, which was established as a national park by Congress in 1916, encompasses approximately...

Ever left something outside and bugs get into it? For my project bowls were left  outside for a day, and look what I caught. After a struggling task to figure out  coordinates for our transects Desi and I were able to put out bee bowls...

The days were already longer to begin with than what I was previously used to in Los Angeles. However, now that summer is here, I'm finding myself outside for longer periods of time as the days go by. Summer days in Colorado have so far...

I’ve always wondered if I had the patience to be a birder. On Thursday of this week, I found that with a bit more sunblock, I definitely did. My supervisor here in the Interpretation Division has organized times for me to partner with another park department,...

National Parks are incredible areas where we're able to preserve these beautiful environments and continue them sustainably, with as little impact as possible even with the public and recreational activities going on. While this may sound to some like an easy task of just putting...