I have learned many valuable lessons throughout my internship at the South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC) at Everglades National Park. Coming from a history background I have limited experience working with collections of science and nature. During my time here I was asked to support Jim Williams with developing two websites. The center is interested … Read more
On my first week in El Paso, TX I got hit by a car as I was bicycling to work at Chamizal National Memorial. Now on my last week in El Paso, it’s crazy to think that I helped safely lead over 50 cyclists to Chamizal National Memorial for Latino Conservation Week.
Organizing the “Two Wheels One Barrio”, a bicycle … Read more
What an incredible and action-packed week we had here at Biscayne National Park! Diving with a Purpose partnered with NPS to create an exciting week of adventure and underwater exploration for the young adults who have come from all over the Nation to participate in this year’s Youth Diving With a Purpose program. This intensive one week field school introduces … Read more
I’ve always said that I love having one foot in the world of scientific research and another in education and outreach. I’ve done a bit of the education part before, but it mostly revolved around answering interesting questions. This week, I took it a step further in designing and giving my own interpretive program.
The pace this week has been a little slower than usual. I got to experience my first rain day at Sailors Haven. This was probably the quietest I have seen the place. The ferries were running on a rain schedule, so the visitors who came over on the ferry with us were pretty much the only people we were going … Read more
I feel like this week time has gotten away from me. I planned on going to Birmingham to see the Civil Rights National Monument, but there seemed to be too many meetings or things to do in the office. The other day we held a meeting a the Greyhound Bus station to discuss a grant project for possibly funding the … Read more
This week, we were finally able to shift our focus from lynx cameras back to butterfly sampling. We returned again to survey at Sauk Mountain, and we were able to get our first survey of the year completed at Cascade Pass.
Sauk Mountain was looking as beautiful as ever when we arrived there this week. It was the clearest day … Read more
I have about three more weeks of my LHIP internship, and my digital StoryMaps project is in its final stages. All of the text is written and the images have been selected, so now the process is all about reviewing, editing, and obtaining permissions. It definitely doesn’t sound too exciting, but there is something nice about having a product in … Read more