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  [caption id="attachment_1733" align="alignright" width="318"] Having some fun on our way to work[/caption] This week I jumped right into the job. I began by familiarizing myself with the geologic inventory and brainstorming ideas of how I could reorganize the information to a more user-friendly educational database. An...

There is the moment after graduation when you finally realize why you have spent the last four years slaving over a computer in the library for hours until the sun came up, only taking short breaks for espresso and chocolate. This moment may not come...

This week has consisted of a lot of in-office research and learning how to program custom recording schedule using various different configuration software. I can then import the programs I've created onto the Automated Recording Device (ARD) that we will be deploying throughout Everglades National...

It was a scorching 95 degrees Fahrenheit in Denver today! The Get Outdoors Colorado event was a success. I was able to connect with many people focused on accomplishing similar goals, to diversify audiences in outdoor settings. Meeting the Urban Rangers of Denver was definitely a...

"From climate change to civil rights, the job of the National Park Service is to stand behind and represent our nation's most challenging stories." On the first day of what will be two weeks of seasonal staff training, one of my supervisors stood at the front...

I have now completed my first week and a half of the internship (I started in the middle of last week), and I’ve got to say I’m pretty hooked on this place. The Pacific Ocean, the wildlife and the people here have welcomed me with...

Since its emergence in 2006, white nose syndrome (WNS) has killed over 5 million bats across the Northeast region. The disease is caused by a fungus that destroys the bats’ skin and wings, leading to dehydration or starvation. WNS has spread rapidly throughout the eastern...

I recently underwent a workshop sponsored by an organization called ISWOOP. The name means interpreters and scientists working on our parks. This workshop brought together park interpreters and researchers conducting studies at the Indiana Dunes to present ways for visitors to understand scientific research being...

Looking back on the last five days, friendships have been made and team names have been assigned! The second week of Summer Connections has ended and it has been a ball. The students got to explore the intertidal zone this week -- a very rich...

[caption id="attachment_1717" align="aligncenter" width="764"] Me at the visitor center of Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park[/caption] Let’s jump right into, a field trip to Brownsville, TX. At Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (PAAL), we start our Texas tortoises radio tracking study for summer 2017. The...