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Hello once again. My time here at Craters of the Moon continues to expose me to new and valuable experiences in the field of conservation. This past week I went on a 5 day hiking trip, aiding the park's wildlife biologist in invasive species removal. The...

This post marks the end of another excellent and fairly short work week, one spent mostly behind a very cool telescope.  The solar forecast has been fairly calm over the last four days, so there were very few prominences or sunspots to be observed through the solar...

This week of my Mosaics in Science internship consisted of continued training and learning about the purpose of the aquatic herpetological restoration projects going on throughout Yosemite National Park. There are particular reptile and amphibian focal species of concern in the park including the Sierra...

Hello all, my name is Mauro Hernandez and I will be spending this summer at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Arco, Idaho. I am a recent graduate from the University of California-Santa Cruz with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies. I drove out...

This semester a group of Fourth grade students from High Tech Explorer Elementary embarked on a journey to learn about some of San Diego’s tidepool critters. These students demonstrated their knowledge base of the creatures through the fusion of art and technology. [caption id="attachment_1965" align="aligncenter"...

  [caption id="attachment_1972" align="aligncenter" width="382"] A bridge along Little River, close to home[/caption]   Hello World and Welcome to the Smokies! [caption id="attachment_1970" align="alignleft" width="155"] First day on the field, trying the equipment around Twin Creeks.[/caption] I'm Laura C. Del Valle and I’ll be working this summer on Great Smoky...

  [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...