Great Smoky Adventure

Partners in the Parks was a great opportunity to travel to the Great Smoky Mountains and meet some interesting and talented people. First off, a big thanks goes out to our advisors, Bill Atwill and Christina McIntyre who organized the whole trip and looked out for all of us.

Great Basin- a Hidden Treasure

Great Basin National Park is a hidden gem in the Department of the Interior’s crown. When I arrived in the park with six other students from universities around the country, I wasn’t prepared for what I experienced: nothing.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Partners in the Parks allowed us the unique opportunity to get under the surface and hear about the mountains from seasoned park stewards.

From Ferguson

Physically being in Ferguson was surreal…But finally, at the tail end of this trip, we were there, in the middle of a news story.

Volunteering with BuildOn

People raced each other to collect leaves, and some students even began to sing and dance in their native Haitian Creole.

Glacier National Park

In an increasingly globalized world, I think it is as important as ever to discover the wonders right here at home

Sequoia National Park

What wilderness is to me now, is a place free from invasive technology and free from human development.