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As I anticipate my arrival at Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), I wonder what to expect in the geology of the Rockies.  As a geologist, I am curious to know how and when these mountains formed.  From my research, I have found that these mountains...

As I reflect on my history and how I came to be so interested in working in the world of field biology, I think back to my time at the Friday Habor Labs, a marine lab in the San Juan Islands of Washington State and...

Being in a huge, remote park with a small staff means the big projects, like mine, are saved for summers. This summer as a Bat Communications intern my main project is to manage acoustic monitoring data on bats. During the following nine weeks, I will be...

This summer I am working on a variety of projects such as air and water contamination, amphibian monitoring surveys, and fish larval sampling at Klondike Gold Rush NHP. The town of Skagway is a major cruise ship destination and the cruise ships that port in town...

Witness What? This summer I will be using G.I.S. and a GPS to map, and create a story map for Witness Trees in the National Capital Region. What are Witness Trees? A Witness Tree by definition is a tree that is associated with an important historic figure or event,...

It is the start of week four for me out here in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This week I am doing more literature review and getting ready to take data next week. I am past training and get to work on my project for the...

Flanked by waist-high meadow grass that seemed to insulate us from the din of nearby roads, we walked toward a series of vernal pools. This location was a little off the beaten track. When entering Valley Forge, I thought that finding a spot of solitude...

Being a part of the elk and vegetation crew is an entirely wonderful experience. I have learned a great deal from everyone being so helpful in teaching me their various methods and routines in the work field. I have learned how to identify various shrub and...

I’ve officially completed my first week in the beautiful Southwest! Now that I am settled in, I would like to share a little more about the beautiful park I will be working at this summer. My Biology Technician internship takes place at Capulin Volcano National...

Hey again! This year I will be interning at the George Washington Memorial Parkway as a G.I.S. Specialist. In this blog I wanted to tell you guys all about this park and its contributions to the National Park System. Where Is It? The parkway has two main sections,...