MIS 2018

In only two weeks, I’ve learned a plethora of details about Jewel Cave National Monument. Before you get your hopes up, no, the ‘jewels’ that cover the cavern walls aren’t rubies and diamonds, but various crystalline forms of calcite. In its entirety, Jewel Cave is...

Western Pond Turtles are a native California species that live in ponds or streams with a lot of emergent woody debris so they can climb up and bask in the sun. They tend to be quiet and shy and make sure to jump into the...

My name is Alliyah Gifford, I am from Pueblo Colorado and I just received my Bachelor's degree in Biology from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Colorado is a great state to grow up in. There is plenty to venture into and always somewhere new to see. The...

Hi Everyone! My name is Stephanie and I will soon be a Biology Technician at Capulin Volcano National Monument in New Mexico. I am currently in the middle of my road trip to Capulin from Santa Cruz, California which will be a three day adventure. I...

Hello Everyone! My name is Sebastian Alvarez-Espinoza, I am going to be Geoscience Technician over at Coronado National Memorial in Arizona. I am originally from Chile and moved to North Carolina back in 2006. I’ve lived here half my life and have loved the beautiful sights...

[caption id="attachment_6326" align="aligncenter" width="344"] Me at Horseshoe Bend![/caption] My first week at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area has already thrown me into the middle of a busy, bustling, beautiful season. I have attended an aviation training, mist netted for bats, and found dragonfly larvae. I've met...

Well to start, there’s a meter at the visitor’s center depicting how intense the mosquitoes are for the day…but that doesn’t stop the party from happening! [caption id="attachment_6282" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Geared up to defend myself against the bloodsuckers[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6281" align="alignleft" width="300"] A sign directing visitors to...

Hello everyone! My name is Aliya Khan and I am a Mosaics in Science intern working at Shenandoah National Park this summer. I am originally from Washington DC but grew up abroad in Malaysia, Thailand and Spain before moving back to DC and attending high...

Hello, my name is Maaz Fareedi and today (as I’m writing this) is my birthday. I celebrated by taking a scenic drive from Minnesota to the small town of Custer, South Dakota. Many wouldn’t consider a 10-hour drive through ‘fly-over country’ as a great way...