When I first got word of my summer internship in Grand Teton, I couldn’t have been more excited. But there was one nagging doubt on my mind. As an Interpretation intern, I understood that I would wear a number of hats. The one role that gave me some worry, however, was having to present programs. In front of large audiences. All by myself.
Posts by Apoorva Mahajan
by Apoorva Mahajan | Posted Friday, July 26, 2013
by Apoorva Mahajan | Posted Monday, July 15, 2013
Looking back on my last blog post, I realize that I may have started off on the wrong foot. This time around, instead of writing on the topic of bears, near and dear to my outdoors experience so far, I’ll get back to the basics by giving a proper introduction to my day-to-day life.
by Apoorva Mahajan | Posted Monday, July 8, 2013
Around these densely forested parts of Wyoming, the bear is king. When a shutterbug or intrepid hiker asks about the whereabouts of a certain large mammal, it is the bear they seek. And when a family of four asks much the same question with palpable trepidation, it is the bear they seek to avoid.
Grand Teton National Park
- Position Title
- Field Site Name
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
University of Texas at Austin
BA Plan II; BS Geology – Environmental Science and Sustainability
- Dream Job
Researching and teaching in some capacity, travelling the world
- If I could pass a law…
I’d make recycling the law of the land.
- The person who inspires me post is…
Bob Ross, painter & personality of yore.
- If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
a bison. Bison are strong-willed, resolute, and composed – qualities I admire.
- Most memorable outdoor moment
My most memorable outdoor moment took place not in Grand Teton NP, but in Yellowstone NP. While out and about in Yellowstone for the day, I witnessed an unforgettable scene before me: bison, by the tens, laying and resting. Some were wallowing in mud pits; others, grazing quietly. All were breathtaking in that understated, unassuming way of theirs.
“If there’s a will, there’s a way.”
What forces, events, or inﬂuences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? My travel to National Parks and conservation sites; Geology and Environmental Science, my two major fields of study; and a lifelong dedication to the natural world around me.