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Interns investigate insects in GSMNP

October 3, 2019

snail in burn zone in GSMNP

GSMNP high school summer intern Joseph Vazzana explains how rangers and interns identify insects, using a specially designed refrigerator trap to chill the insects. Vazzana was one of 16 interns who participated in the program. by Joseph Vazzana Pellissippi State…

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Archaeological survey provides learning experience for GSMNP high school interns

September 26, 2019

GSMNP archaeologist digging

GSMNP high school intern Staci Mann describes the experience of working with park archaeologists to conduct a survey, using shovels, tarps, a GPS and a sifter. The GSMNP summer high school internship program enables students to learn more about NPS…

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Surveying fish populations in GSMNP streams

September 19, 2019

electrofishing in GSMNP Middle Prong

Working with the GSMNP Fisheries Division was one of the many learning experiences for the high school students who were GSMNP summer interns. In this guest blog post, Hunter Carr shares what was involved in conducting a fish survey of…

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