Mosaics in Science Tag

This week's blog will focus on something new I have learned. Given a recent outing with the park's Snowy Plover biologist, I am excited to write about this very special shorebird than can be found in Point Reyes National Seashore! The Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius...

I spend a lot of my time putting together The Great Walden Pond BioBlitz (it's on July 6th, come join us) . We’re bringing together teachers, scientists, naturalists, and the public to explore the parks and enhance our understanding of biodiversity. The Great Walden BioBlitz...

Minute Man National Historical Park (MIMA) sits on a historic landscape which has been carefully maintained for over two hundred years. In fact, the building I work out of overlooks the Old North Bridge along the Concord River where the American Revolution started when the...

In this week’s blog I will present my projects for the summer so that you can know all about the work I am doing here in Point Reyes! I have also included a weekly update in photos with captions to highlight the most exciting parts...

Iceburg Rock in Carlsbad CavernPapoose Room in Carlsbad CavernUnique drapery formation in the Papoose RoomGreen Lake in Carlsbad Cavern About Carlsbad. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico, very near the border between Texas and Mexico. The land here was...

Hello! My name is Zoe Flores and I am thrilled to be a Mosaics in Science intern this summer! I am a rising senior at Cornell University in New York, but this summer, I will be on the other side of the country in Tulelake,...

Hello and Welcome! I am the NPS Program Assistant for the Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program. I was first exposed to careers in the National Park Service through the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Internship Program, where I served as a Geology Education Intern at Rocky Mountain National Park....

Prior to this internship, I had never been camping, repelling, or on long hikes. Today, I can now say I have done all three! My co-workers and I went on a camping trip to Crater Lake National Park earlier this summer, which was INCREDIBLE. I...

When you are following an SOP (standard operating procedure), you never know where you are going to go until you read it all the way through and they line it out for you extensively. With the North American bat monitoring program, our park has 5...

This summer, one of the focus species I am documenting at Minute National Historical Park is the Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii). Blanding’s turtles are medium-sized, semi-aquatic and freshwater inhabitants. These turtles can be identified with its yellow and black lower shell (plastron), and most noticeably,...