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My first two weeks have consisted mostly of office work. I have done trainings on how to navigate through computer servers and such, but for the most part I've been reading through a lot of software, hardware and programming instruction manuals. I've also had to...

With the first work week down I've already begun learning a lot and have already had the opportunity to do great things. As a river technician assistant here at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, life really is better on the river. After finishing a week...

It was a week of new beginnings. The students met their teachers, facilitators, and rangers while beginning to discover the ecosystems that Thompson Island has to offer. Thompson is truly an island of infinite stories; it has a vast history that ranges from geological processes that shaped the island and harbor to the...

This was one of the best experiences I have ever had. We went to Bighorn National Park and completed vegetation monitoring. What that means is that we took plots given from previous years and we looked to see the kind of plants, shrubs, cactus, cryptonic...

This week, we traveled to Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Big Horn County Montana to do vegetation monitoring. The purpose of vegetation monitoring is to determine whether vegetation composition, structure and condition are changing over time due to climate and/or in response to a management...

Two weeks done and it's going by so fast. This past week was Memorial Day weekend so Yosemite was packed to the brim with people. We opted to stay out of Yosemite Valley and instead, do some hiking on the edge of the park. Even though...

Hey everyone! My name is Sofia Petros-Gouin and I am a rising junior at Columbia University, majoring in American Studies and Sustainable Development with a special concentration in Education. I will be interning at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado where I am excited to work...

Seagrass ecosystems are incredibly important foundational ecosystems that provide a variety of ecological and economic services. These ecosystems, and the animals that rely upon them, have been threatened and disrupted by rapid declines and degradation in seagrasses worldwide. Much of the loss can be linked...

  My name is Sophia Bass Werner and I am the 2017 mosaics intern for the Boston Harbor Islands National Park. I am originally from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, but have been living in Massachusetts for the past 10 years. You may be wondering...