A vocabulary lesson

It’s a great hike!” About seven and a half miles round-trip, 3000 feet of elevation gain.

No problem.

You’ll only reach the saddle, but you can do a ten-minute scramble to reach the peak.

“A scramble?” I thought to myself. …

Where the waters run dry

It was a beautiful, clear and sunny day for a day hike. I set my sights on reaching Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground with hopes to summit Pyramid Peak. My route was the Wonderland Trail. Total distance: an estimated 7-miles one-way …

Witness Trees

Witness What?

This summer I will be using G.I.S. and a GPS to map, and create a story map for Witness Trees in the National Capital Region. What are Witness Trees? A Witness Tree by definition is a tree that

2018 Internship Sites

You can’t pick a better or more beautiful place to spend a summer than in a National Park. In 2018, Mosaics in Science (MIS) interns will travel to Denali National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Point Reyes National Seashore, …


A Mosaics in Science Internship is a rich opportunity to work side-by-side with scientists and other professionals. In 2017, participants were part of bat research, bird surveys, seed collection projects, geological surveys, archeological explorations, and much more. Throughout MIS, interns …