Mosaics 2019

Me holding a stick insect in Costa Rica last summer My name is Camilo Jose Acosta-Garcia and I have the great honor of participating in this 2019 Mosaics in Science Internship. I am from Washington, and fittingly love hiking and wearing flannel shirts. I am a...

A view of historic downtown Skagway, Alaska; photo by Katlyn Fuentes. Greetings from Skagway, Alaska! Time feels like it’s been passing so quickly, I can hardly believe that I’ve already been in this beautiful town for a couple weeks. Time flies when you’re having fun, I...

This past Tuesday I found myself at McGraw Ranch, a complex nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Here gentle, forested hills converge at a stream that traces the front periphery of the complex and feeds into a small, tranquil pond. McGraw Ranch The pond at...

At the top of Kelso Dunes! Since starting my internship at the park, I’ve come to realize there is a lot that goes to interpretation in the park service. We have done work with school and college groups to teach them about the history of the park along with...

Bat mist-netting at Chiricahua National Monument. Team photo, from left to right: Erin Conway, Estefanía Vicens-Clavell, Estefanía Ramírez, Karen Krebbs, Erica Doody, Helen Fitting, Cody Walsh, Jessica Garcia, Vanessa Wyns and Brooke Kubby. Hello all! The first expedition into the Southwest of the United States...

The framework starts with defining the limits of acceptable change, or the minimally acceptable conditions, then developing and carrying out monitoring studies, if the data show the park has surpassed the limits of acceptable change, then park management must take an action to address this....

With my first week at Capulin in the books, I have a pretty good idea of how I’m going to be spending the summer.  For the past few years, people in my position have worked hard to create a pollen identification guide for the local...

Stretching along the Northern California coast and home to over 1500 species of plants and animals, Point Reyes National Seashore offers plentiful opportunities to connect with the area’s several cultures and diverse habitats. Northern elephant seal waving hello from Drake's Beach (Photo by Diego Morales). One...

Lava Beds National Monument has over twenty developed caves for visitors to discover, but, if a cave contains bat maternity colonies, then the cave is shut. The caves are shut for the bats’ protection because, like birds, bats are at their most vulnerable when they are caring for...

Håfa Adai! My name is Brittany Tominez. This summer I will be interning as a natural resource interpretive assistant at the War in the Pacific National Historic Park on Guam. I was born and raised on Guam, so I have had the opportunity to visit...