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In the past two weeks, I had the amazing opportunity to hike the Alum Cave Trail up to Mount Le Conte and stay in a bunkhouse. Our crew made two camping trips up to Mount Le Conte to collect data in eight of our plots...

Hi. My name is Amy Carrillo. I graduated with a BA in environmental studies at Fordham University and will be pursuing my MS in geoinformatics in the fall. I'm very excited to spend the next 10 weeks as a Boston Harbor science communication intern before...

Songs of the Week: "Bad Habit" by Steve Lacy and "True Blue" by Mark Ronson (feat. Angel Olsen) Hi, hello! How are you? In this blog post, I will be talking about the things I've learned over the course of my internship so far. I would...

WAPA Marine Team at Asan Beach Park War in the Pacific National Historical Park, or “WAPA,” commemorates the individuals who participated in the events of World War II in the Pacific. Not only is the park rich in historical significance, but it is also rich in...

I have now been working in the Smokies a little over 2 weeks! I have already learned a lot in the short amount of time I’ve been here. In helping out with spruce-fir monitoring, I feel like I have already improved in skills including plant...

"I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in"Aldo Leopold An adult Great Gray Owl Three weeks ago, I set off on a grand adventure, driving from my home in NYC across the country to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington....

The banana slug: a fine example of Pacific Northwest wildlife, and one of our primary forms of entertainment now that we don't have the internet. Gas prices are sky high. I have no Wi-Fi. I haven’t seen the sun in weeks. Thus begins my first week at...

As promised, I’ll be starting off this blog with an update on my smelliness level after 6 days in the desert with no shower… And let me tell you, it was bad. But four rounds of shampoo later and my hair was fresh, clean, and...

Songs of the Week: "Hometown Dream" by Helado Negro and "Dangerous Woman" by Weiland Hi, hello! I am reporting from the beautiful mountains of the Rockies and am happy to report that I don't think I'll ever get tired of having such amazing views to wake...

Did you know that there are multiple species of buttercup (genus Ranunculus)? We have a handful of native buttercup species here in Washington State; however, I believe a lot of people consider them weeds. Even so, I think they are very eye-catching little flowers. Pictured...