Phenology with Friends

We’re walking on, as Mely puts it, the world’s shortest hike. Mely, the Latino Heritage intern at the park, and is just up ahead of me on a drainage in Saguaro’s Tucson Mountain District. Resting across her shoulders is a …

Hello, Karly!

Meet Saguaro’s Geoscientists in the Parks intern, Karly Chin! She hails from Redding, California, and was already an environmentalist and biologist before working in the park. She previously researched environmental change and infectious diseases at the Hopkins Marine Station in …

Are You Sad It’s Over?

In just a few short days, my internship will be over, and I will fly to Washington, D.C. Last night, I went to the local park for an evening program and bat mask painting for the last time. Children from …

Summer Reflections

Hiking Joe’s Canyon trail at Coronado National Memorial. Team photo, from left to right: Erin Conway, Erica Doody, and Cody Walsh (Photo credit, Kubby, 2019).

For many, the end is approaching since many internships are in their last week of …

Vishva and the Rocky Mountain Glaciers

Hi, everyone! I’m Kassidy, EFTA’s writing intern here in Boulder, Colorado. I have been doing some rounds of site visits for our blogs and recently visited Vishva, the Mosaics in Science communication intern at Rocky Mountain National Park. Continue reading

A special weekend

Sonora, México, with Erica Doody and Brooke Kubby (Photo credit, Garcia, 2019).

After the webinar on applying to graduate school we had on Tuesday, July 9th, I was inspired by the words of Ricardo Escobar. Indeed, we must treat ourselves …

Air Quality Monitoring

(Photo credit, Kubby, 2019).

Chiricahua National Monument has an air quality monitoring station that studies visibility and ozone (O3), nitrogen (N) sulfur (S), and ammonia (NH3) concentrations. Every week we collect the data and send the …

Wet and Dry Mapping

Montezuma Pass

Wet and dry mapping of the San Pedro River is an initiative of the Nature Conservancy of Southwest Arizona with the added collaboration of citizen volunteers from Mexico, and the Coronado National Memorial employees. The scientists and citizens …