Mosaics 2019

This summer I am working at Manassas National Battlefield Park (MANA). The park was formed on the basis of historical conservation and its cultural resources; however, I will be working on the natural resources this summer. MANA was the site of two battles in the Civil War, the...

For the past two weeks, I have been at the office conducting various tasks, but more specifically, conducting background research to help me narrow down a project topic. One of the topics I researched is the background history of the War in the Pacific National...

In honor of completing my 5th week, here are 5 things I’ve learned at Biscayne National Park: ISLAND VS. KEY FORMATION A key (or cay) is a low-elevation island made of sand or coral, formed on top of coral reefs when ocean currents carrying loose sediment...

In my time at the New River, I have learned many things about the types of visitors and education opportunities the park has to offer. However, on a ride-along with the resource management team, I learned about a potential relationship between our efforts to save...

So, what’s up with mimicry, exactly? For example, I’ve seen a few monarchs in the park this summer, and I’ve had to do a double take and make sure it indeed was a monarch I saw, because there’s an extremely similar-looking species, the Viceroy....

One of the many parts of my summer internship is leading a wildflower walk at Badlands National Park. Taking visitors along a popular trail while highlighting wildflowers along the way. It is open to everyone to come and go as they please. I will lead...

Welcome to blog number five from Point Reyes National Seashore! This week’s blog will focus on introducing an influential person: my supervisor Carlo Arreglo! Carlo Arreglo (left), Kevin García López (center), and Diego Morales (right) running visitor center operations (Photo by unknown). Carlo is an...

Chris Davis is from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Arizona State University. He then went to graduate school at Colorado State University and got a masters in Ecology with a focus on exotic plant management. While attending his graduate school he got to work...

Hi everyone! Week 3’s blog is of a similar melody to week 2, but the methodology we used to conserve the fossils was notably different. While plaster cradles are fantastic for providing long-lasting and sturdy containers for fossils, they can be unwieldy and have large surface...