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To switch things up this week, I thought I would interview someone working for the National Park Service I think is a great person for who they are and what they do for Yosemite National Park. Though I do not directly report to her, she...

"Throw a stone into the stream and the ripples that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence" -Ralph Waldo Emerson I had these words in mind as we were wrapping up the Point Reyes Science Adventure on Tuesday. We ended our time together with...

During the second week of the EcoLogik program, these young scientists covered more material than most adults could even fathom. Monday and Tuesday we dived into the creation and experimental execution of Biomimetic Loggers. Using RaspberryPi's, the students learned how to code a thermostat, which we...

Today marks the completion of my first week as a Biological Technician with Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO), and I can say with certainty that it exceeded all expectations I had. LAVO, which was established as a national park by Congress in 1916, encompasses approximately...

EcoLogik has begun! Ecologik is a 2.5 week full immersion program that fuses nature and technology. This program seeks to connect young women to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) opportunities. We invited 25 students, ages 9 to 15, to join us this summer to...

There's something about the National Park Service emblem and logo that just immediately allows people to trust whoever is wearing it. That's what I think I've gathered most so far during this internship. The Division of Resource Management and Science provides the expertise and sustainable management of Yosemite's...

Weather in the desert is wild, so wild that you can see snow in June! A few days ago, I woke up to snowfall outside my window and all across the entire park. I couldn't believe that only a week ago I was complaining about...

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...

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"...