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The image above shows one of my favorite memories of this internship. I got to participate in a night release of over 100 Kemp's ridley hatchlings with some of my friends that are a part of the Student Conservation Association! It was such a...

Growing up I was never a fan of the beach. I loved the view and the animals there, but couldn't get with the sand! Being here for a couple months hasn't changed that, but I can say I love going to beach in the mornings....

I’ve learned so much at the park these past few weeks. I’ve done training to tag turtles, patrol, and drive Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV). I’ve gotten to witness first hand how things are done here and Padre Island National Seashore and be a part of it!  Watching...

I'm Jailyn Hoskins, a Biology Conservation Assistant for Padre Island National Seashore! In the fall I will be a senior attending the University of New Orleans. Up until this semester I have been a Pre-med student and have decided instead to pursue science communication. Through...

As a native Houstonian, I have always been comfortable staying away from the draining heat of the summer sun or the humid soupy air by staying indoors and in the air conditioning. When I went outside, it wasn't for the fun of the outdoors, but...

If you've checked out some of the latest content on the Padre Island NS Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery, then you've likely seen some of my work this summer! My biggest project for my summer has been The RidleyTV Show. During my first week...

Sea turtle themed paper holders, artwork, table bowls, and even stuffed toys and pillows find homes in Dr. Donna Shaver and Cynthia Rubio's offices. Lately, I've been right along the menagerie! There are several offices scattered around the government buildings at the Padre Island National...

These days, you can find me giggling to myself in my office as I come up with my latest sea turtle content for the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery's social media. Much of this content hasn't been posted yet, but I can't help...

I didn't think my first day of work would have me speeding down the beach in a UTV, but that's where I found myself that morning. I am an intern with Mosaics in Science, a diversity and inclusion program facilitated by NPS Youth Programs and...

Being selected as the intern for Vicksburg National Military Park will give me more than just an exciting experience working with other local biologists. This program will allow me to gain more knowledge in my field with organisms that I have not yet researched, specifically...