We are grateful for the good work the park’s science interns did at the park, and this year we heard about their work at a dinner held at the park. Park staff, volunteers, supporters, and the interns themselves enjoyed a delicious dinner provided by the Friends of Petrified Forest National Park and presentations from these young students and professionals.
Petrified Forest National Park uses funding from several different sources to fund the expense of having these interns, including this year a $10,000 donation from the Friends of Petrified Forest.
Raising money for next year’s interns is a focus of our end-of-year fundraising efforts, and we hope you will join in supporting this wonderful program. The interns get real-life work experience and great educational opportunities, and the park gets some important work accomplished. Please consider being generous in giving to this program.
Many thanks to this year’s science interns:
- Paleontology — Ben Kligman, Bryan Gee, and Alexander Beyl
- Museum Sciences — Maggie Rubin
- Ecology — Andrea Colton, Emily Card, and Eva Herberg
- Archeology — Hannah Elliott, Gabriella Schneider, Daniel Quintela, Alaina Wibberly, and Brian Beaty
To get a taste of the work they accomplished and why it’s so important to the Park’s future and their professional careers, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=137F-Cw5OR8 (shown in still above) for a video of Paleontology intern Ben Kligman describing his work on tiny fossils from the late Triassic period.