National Parks Traveler – Sign My Name To Freedom

Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest ranger in the National Park System, currently serving at the┬áRosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in California. At 97, she gives presentations to visitors describing her own experiences during WWII serving as a clerk in a Jim Crow union hall, as well as her memories of both…

National Parks Traveler – Battling Lionfish at Biscayne Bay

Lionfish. Impossibly beautiful, incredibly invasive. Arriving on Florida’s shores in the 20th century, the initial lionfish population invasion probably resulted from an accidental or intentional release from a hobbyist fish tank. Since then, their numbers have exploded, stretching across the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Reef species, lionfish cruise these aquatic habitats for prey, both outcompeting…