Thursday, June 27, 2019

Biology major interns at Black Moshannon State Park

Sarah Buckley, Biology major in the Natural History option and Geosciences minor, is conducting an internship this summer with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). This agency directs the PA state park system, manages state forests, and provides opportunities for outdoor education and recreation.

Sarah’s internship is at Black Moshannon State Park in Centre County, home to diverse wildlife and one of the largest bog/wetland areas in the state. Sarah is learning firsthand about park management. She is working with park rangers and managers on various projects such as performing inspections and patrolling the lake.

Sarah has also worked with the park’s Environmental Education Specialist to provide programs for the public on topics ranging from snakes and beavers, to the lake and wildflowers. As part of “Get Outdoors Day” at Moshannon State Park, Sarah led programs in archery, hiking, and kayaking. Dr. Thomas Klinger, professor, is Sarah's academic internship adviser.
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Sarah at "Get Outdoors Day"

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