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Lil Turtle Action

Since it's the first week and we have yet to work on the beach directly with the nests, I thought y'all might like to see one of the sea turtles in the rehab center at Archie Carr!

Look at that beautiful guy! Carry on, lil champy. You're doin'…

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Added by Caroline Woodward on July 21, 2014 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Beach Masters: Jeff and Caroline take to the Lagoon

Jeff and I have decided that, as a team, we needed a team name. There was this sick fire rescue vehicle resembling a small tank for emergencies out in the lagoon at FWS's facilities called Marsh Master. Our team name, Beach Masters, kind of stemmed from that. It just kind of adds to our hype when something awesome or exciting happens...because it's on the Beach Masters' watches!

Okay, enough cheese for one post. Onto the good juice.…

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Added by Caroline Woodward on July 21, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Herpetology Internship: A Day on the Water

Today was another great  day at Canaveral National Seashore. I finally woke up early enough to bike to work. It's a great feeling knowing that I can be more environmentally friendly in my daily endeavors, and more active! The ride is only two miles, and it went by quite fast, especially on my bike (Cannondale Trail Sl 4), which performs well on the road but  is far more impressive on trails, and I prefer single track. Caroline and I arrived at Headquarters (the office) a little before eight,…

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Added by Jeffrey Sommer on July 21, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Herpetology at Canaveral

Hey guys!

You may have noticed the posts from Jeffrey Sommer this past week about starting out in Canaveral National Seashore. I'm the other intern working here for National Park Service with him, and I suppose our entries can act as complements to each other to fill you in with our experience these next few months!

This past first week has been amazing, even for an introductory period. We're already learning so much about the species here in the park, not just the turtles that visit… Continue

Added by Caroline Woodward on July 20, 2014 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Herpetology Internship: ATV Training and Certification

Loyal Blog Followers,

I am excited to say that today was a super exciting day. Not much really happened. Caroline and I spent four hours in the sun along with Amanda and Carey taking the National ATV certification course. It's not a difficult course especially if you have an awesome instructor like Sean!. The worst part of the certification was the hot Florida sun beating down on us as we were driving around in circles, and occasionally figure eights, for four hours, but the good news…

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Added by Jeffrey Sommer on July 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Just Getting Started!

I have been in the field with SCA for a little over two months and it has been amazing! I never thought I would be exposed to so much. Currently I am working with the Trail Town Program located in Greensburg, PA. The Trail Town Program works with communities along major bike passages for economic and community development. 

In my position I have had the opportunity to work on various projects. One project that I have been really excited about is our Trail Town Certified Network.…

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Added by Courtney Mahronich on July 18, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Herpetology Internship: A Long Day

Hey all,

It's amazing to see how much work goes on behind the scenes in a National Park. The work extends beyond the employees of the NPS to community volunteers. It's mind boggling that parks are able to accomplish so much with their volunteers, and at the same time scary to think about all the programs and work that wouldn't get off the ground or be accomplished if dedicated volunteers didn't help out. 

There's a bit of a theme catching on to my mornings, Caroline and I…

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Added by Jeffrey Sommer on July 16, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Herpetology Internship: A New Day, A New Adventure

Good Evening Folks, 

Today was awesome! I'm not a morning person so I wasn't exactly enthused when the acting Resource Manager at Canaveral told my teammate and I to arrive today at 8:00 instead of 9:00. However, it was a new day and I am sort of used to having to be up early as my camp job (worked two weeks at a day camp before starting the internship) required me to be up that early. 

Upon arriving at work we worked the front desk until Edwin arrived. When Edwin walked in  he…

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Added by Jeffrey Sommer on July 15, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Herpetology Internship: Start things off with a bang

Hey all,

I am super stoked to be able to chronicle my internship experience at Canaveral National Seashore (CANA). As you follow my experiences through this blog, my hope is that you will come to understand who I am and why I chose to participate in this internship experience and feel as if you are right there with me throughout my endeavors. 

July 14  was my first day at the seashore. I arrived at the main office of CANA at 9:00 am with my roommate and research teammate…

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Added by Jeffrey Sommer on July 14, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dry Tortugas National Park

Someone recently suggested that I post more information on the Dry Tortugas National Park. I just wanted to be clear, that I have never been there (though I would love to!) and I was not the one performing archaeological investigations there. I was the one handling the artifacts afterwards (analyzing, cataloging, etc.)

However, many people do not know of the Dry Tortugas park so here is some information and history of the site. The Dry Tortugas is made up of seven keys (Garden,…

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Added by Danielle Dozier on July 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Beginning of Week Nine

For the rest of my weeks here at SEAC, I will be in the archaeology lab. So far, I can't decide which is my favorite between the curation or compliance departments. I like them both because there is so many fun hands on work to do that my day flies by. 

I finished analyzing and cataloging the Dry Tortugas project. I then helped Jessica locate certain artifacts from past projects that were needed to be found to fix some mistakes found in the database. It was interesting because all the…

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Added by Danielle Dozier on July 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Week Eight

I am back in the Archaeology Lab! They have me working on analyzing artifacts from a recent dig at the the Dry Tortugas National Park. None of the bags had FS numbers yet, so I assigned them each an FS, filled out a provenience log, and then started analyzing the artifacts. After I was done analyzing, I cataloged them into the system database. There were some pretty cool artifacts! LOTS of historic ceramics, metal hardware (a long knob, hinge, etc.), glass of all colors, and tile fragments.…

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Added by Danielle Dozier on July 6, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Rest of Week Seven

The rest of week seven I was in Curation. I continued working on weighing, labeling artifact bags, and organizing the charcoal from the Ocmulgee National Park. This was quite a large project with how many hundreds of bags need to be labeled, so I was unable to finish. I think the other intern Brandon will pick up where I left off. My last day in Curation, I helped Drew load old archaeological pictures from CD's. These pictures were of archaeological excavations done in the 1990s. They…

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Added by Danielle Dozier on June 28, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

In My Backyard Project

Three other SCA interns and I are working on a youth outreach project called In My Backyard. We are working out of the Klondike Gold Rush NHP with the goal of connecting urban youth with National Parks and cultural and historical sites in Washington state. We will learn about and visit a variety of sites and document our experiences. Learn more about the project and awesome places in Washington by following us on social media. Our Facebook page is titled In My Backyard Northwest. Our…

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Added by Sarah Dunn on June 25, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

In My Backyard Project

Three other SCA interns and I are working on a youth outreach project called In My Backyard. We are working out of the Klondike Gold Rush NHP with the goal of connecting urban youth with National Parks and cultural and historical sites in Washington state. We will learn about and visit a variety of sites and document our experiences. Learn more about the project and awesome places in Washington by following us on social media. Our Facebook page is titled In My Backyard Northwest. Our…

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Added by Sarah Dunn on June 25, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Week Seven Day One

I'm still in curation & loving it! I finished up the sorting of the WPA era artifact bags that I was working on last week. Then I scanned burial pictures from the Bull Creek site. This site was also excavated during the WPA period. These burial pictures show various burials, many of them in flexed position. After scanning these photographs I was assigned to sort through three boxes of burnt wood that was sampled from the Council House at the Ocmulgee archaeological site which is…

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Added by Danielle Dozier on June 23, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Week Six

So far Week Six has been by far my favorite week. I worked in a curation doing various tasks. I first inventoried a bunch of boxes of photographs from the WPA era. For those of you who don't know, WPA stands for the Works Progress Administration that was put into play in 1935 by Roosevelt. In 1939, it was renamed the Work Projects Administration. This was a huge part of the New Deal to carry out public work projects constructing roads, bridges, public buildings, and even conducting some…

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Added by Danielle Dozier on June 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Time is flying...

2 weeks in and everyday is a new experience! Working in the Visitors Center I have met people from all around the world all very excited to experience Arches. Our guided walk prep is coming together and I am excited to see how my first walk will pan out. I chose to develop a walk related to the symbiotic relationships that occur between animals, plants, and the soil in order to survive in the desert climate. It's very interesting to learn about relationships that occur in nature between…

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Added by Emily Davis on June 14, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

Waypoint #14

Stay connected through stories

As you move on, remember you’re always invited to join the conversation with SCA’s Conservation Book Group.

Explore other SCA opportunities

As you set out for your next adventure, remember that your SCA journey doesn't have to end here. If you were solo, consider a team position. If you served on a corps team, consider an internship. Not able to…

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Added by Kate Hagner on June 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Waypoint #11

Explore career resources at USA Jobs

Considering a career with a federal agency? The best starting place is the USA Jobs Resource Center

The tips page includes links to resources,…

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Added by Kate Hagner on June 10, 2014 at 4:41pm — No Comments

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