Join the 2021 Scientists in Parks Fellows in a Water Cooler Chat related to topics covered during their summer internships. Details on presenters, times, and topics can be found below.

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Interning in the National Parks: An SIP Fellow Spotlight »
December 10, 2021
4:00 – 5:00PM Eastern

Are you interested in becoming a Scientists in Parks intern? Do you want to know more about what it is like to work in a National Park? The Scientists in Parks (SIP) Fellows Program is great opportunity for students to gain experience tackling new management issues while working in a national park. This highly competitive internship program is looking for the most qualified students who are also interested in professional career in the federal service.

Join us for an informational webinar featuring two 2021 SIP Fellows, as they discuss their projects and what it was like to work in a National Park this past summer. We will also highlight the 2022 program details, number of available positions, application tips, and much more!

Joelee Tooley, MPS Student, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Kelsey Hollien, Graduate Student, University of Arizona
Jessica Johnston, ESA Education Programs Coordinator
Jessie Ribera, ESA Society Programs Coordinator

Want to see more? 

Managing and Conserving Plant Biodiversity in the 21st Century
Date: October 15, 2021
Time: 4:00PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

Wrangling Big Data for Natural Resource Projects
Date: September 24, 2021
Time: 4:00PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

Visit the SIP YouTube Channel to watch the presentations listed above and more.

A composite image contains profile pictures of the 2021 Scientists in Parks Fellows.

2021 Summer Project Participants

  • Hannah Bonner, Zion National Park, Harmful Algal Blooms in the Virgin River, Zion National Park
  • Andrew Burchill, Isle of Royale National Park, Analysis of long term trends in bird abundance at Isle Royale National Park
  • Alexandra Gulick, Christiansted National Historic Park and Buck Island Reef National Monument, Status assessment of the hawksbill turtle nesting population at Buck Island Reef National Monument: Next steps for effective management
  • Kelsey Hollien, Saguaro National Park, Wildlife and climate change in high elevation springs in Saguaro National Park
  • Sana Saiyed, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Develop climate change curriculum for high school students, focusing specifically on changes to the island of Hawai’i
  • Andrea Salazar, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Monitoring and managing Endangered Forest Species in Muir Woods and surrounding GGNRA parklands
  • Vida Svahnstrom, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Develop species-specific management strategies for endangered plants
  • Joelee Tooley, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Climate Change Impacts on a Zoonotic Disease in Alpine Ecosystem
  • Mary Burford Turnage, Dinosaur National Monument, Applied Geospatial Imaging Technology for Wildlife and Plant Conservation
  • Sienna Wessel, Grand Teton National Park, Science communication and application to sagebrush steppe restoration in Grand Teton National Park