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 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.
Partners in the Parks allowed us the unique opportunity to get under the surface and hear about the mountains from seasoned park stewards.
In an increasingly globalized world, I think it is as important as ever to discover the wonders right here at home
What wilderness is to me now, is a place free from invasive technology and free from human development.
There could be no better time to start living wholeheartedly, and for this realization, I thank Glacier.
Once I found myself in the wilderness, it didn’t take long to realize that the Partners in the Parks experience was exactly what I needed
Partners in the Parks at Mt. Rainier was one of the most memorable opportunities of my college career.
The calm river and warm sun created fertile ground for friendship. Even the rain couldn’t keep the group apart.
I consider myself an experienced outdoor person, and yet nothing had ever really prepared me for the entirely new world that faced me out west.