MIS 2018

Hello everyone! My name is Jaylin Solberg and I am so excited to be a Mosaics in Science Intern this year! I am now a Junior at the University of North Dakota where I study Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. I knew I had a passion...

Hi! My name is Malik Robinson I am currently a rising senior at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. I am currently majoring in Agriculture and Environmental systems with a concentration in Sustainable Land Management. The location that I will be conducting my internship is...

"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...

In order to determine the success of tree thinnings and treatments, forest monitoring is conducted to quantify the changes of the forest health. The best part about forest monitoring is using all of the different gadgets to measure the growth of the forest. We use a...

Listening to the sound of water running through streams or rivers soothes me. I enjoy feeling the fresh current run through my hands. Who knew this is what a day in my internship would be like?! [caption id="attachment_2442" align="alignleft" width="258"] Water monitoring probe in stream[/caption]                       I had...

In the broadest sense, nature is our world in the physical, material and natural form. It is everything not made by the human race. For me, nature serves as a place of tranquility, worship, culture and love. At the same time though, it can be...

This past school year I started a bird club at Wade Carpenter Middle School in an effort to get students to participate in citizen science. Citizen science is collaborative networking between scientists and everyday citizens. Through citizen science people can contribute to scientific data. For example,...

The days were already longer to begin with than what I was previously used to in Los Angeles. However, now that summer is here, I'm finding myself outside for longer periods of time as the days go by. Summer days in Colorado have so far...

I've officially started recording! I got my best recordings from birds at Clingman's Dome, the highest point at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fun facts about Clingman's Dome is that at 6,643 ft, it is the highest point in Tennessee and the highest point east...

Water is the most important element for life on earth. It is highly evident in southwestern Arizona desert ecosystems where the average yearly rainfall is about 18 inches. Most of the rainfall falls during the monsoon, which traditionally starts on June 24th Dia de San...