#scientistsinparks Tag

It's hard to believe my time at Congaree National Park has already come to an end. It feels like not too long ago I was meeting my coworkers and touring the park as an intern for the first time. Who knew twelve weeks could go...

Settling into my position here at Death Valley National Park has been quite the treat since being a part of the botanical team in the Natural Resources department allows me to be one of the few individuals who truly gets to explore all the nooks...

There’s so much that I’ve loved during my time here in West Glacier. Hikes every weekend, basking in sunshine and raindrops, and learning about the rich history of a national park have filled my time and made me so excited for what life will be...

The National Center for Education Statistics estimated that the average age of an intern for the years 2022-2023 was 17 years old. At 23, I’m an outlier statistic for sure...

I spent a great deal of time in my undergrad wondering when I was going to use that 8 AM calculus lesson in my everyday life, as I’m sure most of us have. I was always told one day it will come in handy and...

When I first began my internship, I was fairly clueless about how adult fireflies came to be. Sure, I knew when two fireflies loved each other they would produce offspring, but I did not know just how extensive and fascinating their metamorphosis process was. Fireflies,...

Without realizing it, the 3 million people who visit Glacier National Park annually leave with different understandings of why the park is valuable, and by extension, can begin to make connections as to why other national parks and accessible nature are valuable. Each location in...

Part of my role as a biological assistant for Congaree, includes operating as their first firefly intern. I have a few primary responsibilities that I have broken down into sections, giving a description of what my daily tasks look like within each. It has been...

Howdy! My name is Sophia Britto and I grew up in Texas; more specifically: a mid-sized town named after the Spanish word for yellow. With years of southern twang and settlers unfamiliar with the Spanish alphabet, Amarillo would become known as am-uh-rill-oh or am-uh-rill-uh, and...