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Question: What’s scarier, giving a presentation about bats to a group of fidgety kindergarteners or climbing down a rocky trench and into a massive cave? Answer: Neither! Both are fantastic opportunities that will enrich your life and give you newfound knowledge about how beautiful caves are, how curious children are,...

An unexpected adventure of my summer internship so far has been tagging along with Taylor Ellis, a park wildlife technician, for a Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) survey. The Northern Spotted Owl is threatened under the Endangered Species Act as a result of timber...

Hi Ya'll! My name is Caprice Phillips and my pronouns are she/her. This summer I am interning as a Night Skies Assistant at Sequoia National Park. I am an Arkansan born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hot Springs is home to Hot Springs...

Welcome to blog number five from Point Reyes National Seashore! This week’s blog will focus on introducing an influential person: my supervisor Carlo Arreglo! Carlo Arreglo (left), Kevin García López (center), and Diego Morales (right) running visitor center operations (Photo by unknown). Carlo is an...

This week's blog will focus on something new I have learned. Given a recent outing with the park's Snowy Plover biologist, I am excited to write about this very special shorebird than can be found in Point Reyes National Seashore! The Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius...

If four bat skeletons, three stuffed animals, two coloring pages, and one aggressively friendly smile can’t convince visitors to talk to you about bats, nothing can. I stock my Bat Chat table with all these props and more, hoping to lure people over from the Visitor Center. The steady...

The Mojave Desert can be a hostile environment to live in, however, life continues to flourish despite extreme temperatures. Environment for the Americas organized a 2019 Memorial Day camping trip to bring together interns from Mosaics in Science and the Latino Heritage Internship Program who...

“Did you know that, in movies, they rarely use the actual call of a bald eagle?” After hiking through pines trees, down a cave, over a trench, and up one of the tallest buttes in the park, I barely understood the question. I was much more...

In this week’s blog I will present my projects for the summer so that you can know all about the work I am doing here in Point Reyes! I have also included a weekly update in photos with captions to highlight the most exciting parts...