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Welcome to my three part series: Science Communication Saves Lives. In this blog series, I will be highlighting my field hitches into Grand-Canyon Parashant National Monument, Mojave National Preserve, and Joshua Tree National Park, so you can better understand what inventory and monitoring actually looks...

Another end to another interesting and engaging summer. I can’t say I’m not looking forward to the next school year (study abroad in Copenhagen!- knock on wood) but I am sad to see the summer go. I’ve been able to work with some amazing people,...

Featured photo credit: JIM BRANDENBURG/MINDEN PICTURES/National Geographic Creative The snowshoe hare goes through a change every year from a bright white fur coat to a deep brown one. This change helps snowshoe hares blend in with the changing forests and avoid predation. The change isn’t sudden,...

Well my internship is coming to an end in the next couple days, and simply put: I have loved every minute of it. Except for the mosquitos. And flies. Bugs aside though, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work at Pictured...

After 9 months in the canyon, it’s crazy to think that next week will be my last week here! I have had such a great experience working and living here. The people have been wonderful and the project influential. Our discoveries throughout the duration of...

The historic Point Reyes Lighthouse, a popular attraction at the park. Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Deja Olumba, and I am currently a junior at Texas A&M studying Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. I am very lucky to be spending this summer as...

If I had to choose a favorite part of this internship, it would be very difficult! Still, I would have to say it was being out in the field, in particular, Cub Creek. The team pictured above is some of the crew that helped search...

Greetings from Frederick, Maryland Long-term weather patterns, or climate, dictate what type of species can be found in a certain area. There is a stark difference in climate between what I am used to in California, and where I am currently living in Maryland. A Mediterranean...

Nearly a month ago, I went on my first ever field hitch to deploy bat detectors in Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. Since then, I've: published a bat protocol brief, slept in a haunted cabin, learned about the endemic species of the Mojave and Great Basin...

We have talked about plants and insects, and today’s topic will be dedicated to some aquatic amphibians found at Saguaro National Park. The Park is surrounded by mountains and canyons, where water runs down to lower elevations and creates freshwater ecosystems such as springs, tanks,...