Natalie Keating – Fish and Feathers Intern Introduction

Hello everyone!

My name is Natalie Keating. I’m currently a senior pursuing an Environmental Studies degree with a minor in Geography and Earth Science. Growing up in Ohio, I always enjoyed being outside in nature. Whether that was fishing with my dad or hiking at my local county park. My introduction to the outdoors as a young child sparked an interest to understand how habitats react to environmental changes. When I recognized the effect fishing, and being outdoors had on me, I began to wonder the effect this may have on others. This led to my discovery of The Environment for the America’s, where members help connect people to nature through birding, and fishing.

This summer I will be working as a Fish and Feathers intern at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Some of my responsibilities include leading fishing, and birding clinics. I will also be participating in invasive species removal projects as well as bird-banding sessions. This is CVNP’s second year for bird-banding sessions, and I’m very excited to participate in an important aspect of understanding migration patterns, and adaptations. One of my main goals this summer is to gain experience interacting with the community to discuss how conservation of our natural resources affects habitats in the local area. I’m excited to learn more about the National Parks Service history, and meet some inspiring people in the process. In my free time I enjoy fishing, doing embroidery and other arts and crafts as well as exploring trails throughout the U.S. with my family! Below is a photograph I took of Brandywine Falls; an area I frequently enjoy visiting throughout the year!

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1 Comment
  • Prineet Anand
    Posted at 18:54h, 22 May

    Go Natalie, so excited for you!