Follow Our Interns into the Rivers and Mountains of Maryland/DC and Virginia
Meet our summer 2012 LEAF interns! From left: Nisi, Alondra, Jennifer and Sherryann.
Marek Smith, Alleghany Highlands director, is wearing his chef's garb because he made the group wild-blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Yum!
The interns use nets to collect invertebrates in the Cowpasture River.
Small aquatic animals are sensitive to pollution, so their absence or abundance tells scientists a lot about river health.
Nisi and Sherryann get a quick lesson on operating GPS units from science technician Dan Bukler.
Those GPS units come in handy for documenting trail maintenance, along with good old-fashioned data sheets.
The interns meet farmer Nelson Hoy’s heritage-breed redpoll cattle at Berriedale Farm.
Deborah Barber introduces the interns to the Maryland side of the Potomac Gorge.