Intern Blog

Hi everyone! I, Katie, am back for my second blog of the summer. This week I would like to talk about my experience thus far as the Special Events Intern. I have been fortunate to have multiple event opportunities so far, those of which include Pollinator Fest, the Rose Show […]

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Hi everyone! My name is Molly Osweiler and I’m the Volunteer Management Intern at Reiman Gardens this summer! I will be a sophomore at Iowa State this fall and I’m majoring in marketing and management with a minor in international business. My internship so far has not only been an […]

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During my internship in the greenhouse I have had opportunities to experience many different things. We have gone on field trips, worked in different areas of the Gardens and have had learning sessions.  Our most recent learning session, we had the opportunity to meet with the Events Coordinators, two women […]

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I am one of the education interns here at Reiman Gardens, and Ellen and I have been up to some fun stuff! In the last few weeks we have had a regular tour schedule. We have a few a week. We have also just finished our second summer youth program […]

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Summer is moving faster than I can even explain! We are about to start the tenth week of our internship, and I can’t believe that we are almost 2/3rds of the way through. Within the Gardens we’ve gotten to the point that our main focus for much of outdoor horticulture […]

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Hello again, it’s Sammie Lyle the Plant Collections and Records Intern. This week I wanted to talk about one of my favorite weekly responsibilities, curating the Plants of Interest table. Each Friday morning I roam the gardens and create a list of what catches my eye- perhaps a cluster of […]

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Hello everyone! My name is Simisola Toluwalase, Simi for short, and I am the Gift Shop Retail Management Intern here at Reiman Gardens this summer. This fall will mark the beginning of my final year at Iowa State. I will be completing my studies in the Apparel Merchandising and Design […]

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Welcome back, folks! I’ve got a great story for you all. This morning we had an exciting session of Junior Master Gardeners. We got to explore some bizarre fruits including coconuts, mango, and rambutan. It quickly became clear that it would take some brute force to open the coconuts, so […]

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Hi there! My name is Sammie Lyle, I’m the Plant Collections and Records Intern here at Reiman Gardens. I am a junior at Iowa State studying Public Horticulture and Entomology. In this past month of interning, I have been able to immerse myself in a completely new area of horticulture! […]

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Hello! My name is Natassja Reed, and I am an education intern here at Reiman Gardens along with Ellen Loyd! We have had quite a busy six weeks so far this summer. We had our first big summer program that I was in charge of creating and leading, and it […]

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