Summer Reflections

Hiking Joe’s Canyon trail at Coronado National Memorial. Team photo, from left to right: Erin Conway, Erica Doody, and Cody Walsh (Photo credit, Kubby, 2019).

For many, the end is approaching since many internships are in their last week of …

Goodbye Yellowstone!

Thanks to the Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program, I have a greater sense of respect and admiration for the National Park Service. Working with scientists in both the Greater Yellowstone Inventory and Monitoring Network and the Yellowstone Center for

Point Reyes

Big Time Festival

The past week here at Point Reyes has been very busy with the Big Time Festival. Just to recap from past blogs, the Big Time Festival is a celebration of the traditions and heritage of the Coast Miwok tribe, and …

A special weekend

Sonora, México, with Erica Doody and Brooke Kubby (Photo credit, Garcia, 2019).

After the webinar on applying to graduate school we had on Tuesday, July 9th, I was inspired by the words of Ricardo Escobar. Indeed, we must treat ourselves …

Chimney Rock (Photo by Diego Morales)

Fish On!

The focus for this week’s blog is something special. I recently accompanied the fisheries crew for an electrofishing survey! Before we drove out to the site, I got to pick out a pair of waders for the trip and this …

Air Quality Monitoring

(Photo credit, Kubby, 2019).

Chiricahua National Monument has an air quality monitoring station that studies visibility and ozone (O3), nitrogen (N) sulfur (S), and ammonia (NH3) concentrations. Every week we collect the data and send the …

Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus) and Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)

Lifeboat #36542

Welcome to blog number seven as I enter my last month at Point Reyes! In this entry I will highlight a learning experience I have had. A couple of weeks ago I assisted as a deckhand for the launch of …