MIS 2018

I spend a lot of my time counting. It’s essential for the research I’m helping with at Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS). I count in order to determine seagrass and macro-algal species composition, structural complexity, and percent cover of seagrass. These values will allow...

Hello to all of my fellow interns. My name is Jacobo Carrasco and I am the Santa Cruz River Education Intern at Tumcacacori National Historical Park (TNHP). I was born and raised here in Rio Rico, Arizona. I live about 15 minutes away from the...

This week I was fortunate enough to be able to go to Glacier National Park. We stayed in an amazing house in the research community in West Glacier, just outside the park entrance. We took part of the National Park service's citizen science program, which...

This week as we were out cray-fishing we received a call from our supervisor telling us a park ranger had found an injured robin. We quickly gathered some gloves, pair of cutters, and a cage and headed over to where the robin was found. When...

At the International Urban Wildlife Conference, you may have spotted National Park Service biologists and their representatives amongst some of the world's most renowned wildlife scientists. [caption id="attachment_1757" align="alignright" width="300"] Wildlife Biologist, Stephanie Root[/caption] Held at San Diego State University, the conference provided an opportunity for scientists...

Hey everyone I'm Christian Heggie and this summer through the Greening Youth Foundation and Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program, I'm heading up north!  My internship will be at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeast Ohio. I will be working as a river technician assistant,...

This week I had the opportunity of visiting the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. This was my first time visiting a National Historic Site so I wasn't sure what to expect but the site was a beautiful area surrounded by meadows, forests, and wetlands as well...

This week I got to start setting up for the native bee project. The project is being finalized and soon will begin sampling what species have been inhabiting the dunes. The exciting part of this week was getting a chance to do restoration work for...

This week at Cabrillo National Monument as you walked to the Visitors Center you may have overheard a kindergartener teaching an adult about the poisonous aspects of a Spanish Shawl Nudibranch, glanced at a cluster of ceramic California Mussels designed by students, been lectured by a first...