Hello everyone! My name is Manuel Santos and I am a recent (as of last Saturday, May 17th 2021) Graphic Design and Art History minor graduate from Loyola University New Orleans. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and always had a passion for...

Hello all and welcome to my to first blog post of the summer! My name is Kristian Enbysk and I will be the Archives Intern at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska. I am beyond grateful for the extraordinary opportunity to learn, participate,...

Hi, everyone! My name is Rosario Valdivia. I am from California and am currently studying Visual Communication Design at California Polytechnic Pomona. As you can probably tell from my major, I enjoy making art. Some other activities I enjoy are visiting coffee shops, playing guitar,...

¡Hola! Young latina woman smiling in front of a flower field. I am Alícia (she/her/ella) and I moved around a lot during my youth, spending most of my time in Latin America. I was born in Brazil and later moved to North America in high school. I...

Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, Texas Hello everyone! My name is Cristobal Lopez, and I am a first-generation M.A. student in the History Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. I earned my B.A. in...

I wanted to introduce you to the first butterflies that I learned to tell apart back in August. They are in the Nymphalidae family and are known to occur at Saguaro National Park so we had to learn to tell them apart early on.  We...

I have been so amazed at the diversity of wildlife I have seen at the park during my internship. At the beginning, I thought it was too hot to see such diversity, but Saguaro National Park has proven me wrong. I have been able to...

On September 11-13th, a team of National Park Service staff, volunteers, and myself as the LHIP Science Communications and Resource Monitoring intern surveyed the Green River for Monarch butterflies at all life stages. We floated from the Gates of Lodore (River Mille 243) to Split Mountain Boat Ramp (...

What a crazy and fun journey it has been so far interning for Fire Island National Seashore! I wish I could show you guys the beauty of this park in person because photos do not show justice. As Fall approaches so does change here at...

At Dinosaur I've had the great fortune of participating in numerous opportunities. I can now say that I've drawn blood from a Prairie Dog and tagged a Monarch. Yet, electrofishing was by far one of the most interesting experiences I've had, especially since it tested...

Time flies when you’re having fun! We are now done with week 5 of fieldwork. Weeks 2-5 have been a wild ride of butterflies, tortoises, turtles, lizards, snakes, owls, hawks, insects, and water. Week 2 - The week where I was stung by a bee....

As the fall approaches, the trembling aspen trees have begun displaying hues of yellows which will turn to orange and reds. Time is fleeting, and we’re existing in these unique yet temporary moments of our lives. As my internship approaches its inevitable end, I will...

I just ended week four with the environmental education team here at Rocky Mountain National Park and it is going amazingly well. I am beginning to break the barriers of being the only new staff and feel comfortable being myself more and more. I would...

As I am going through my internship, I’m getting better at identifying the six butterfly families and I would like to share what I know. The six families are Papilionidae, Nymphalidae, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae, Pieridae, and Hesperiidae. I feel that Papilionidae and Nymphalidae are the most...

Hi everyone, I hope everyone has been safe and is doing well. The days have been going by so fast and I can’t believe my internship is almost over. I have been loving working here at Wupatki and getting to see what everyone does. One...

Hello there! It is week twelve of my internship and sadly this will be my last entry. Let me tell you, this summer I have felt like the star of a coming of age movie. Not your ordinary movie though, since if there was one...

Towards the middle of my internship I  had the opportunity to volunteer in the local Latinx community I am outreaching out to, known as "El Punto" or the "The Point." I volunteered with the North Shore Community Development Coalition, which is non-profit based directly in...

Around the corner from Salem Maritime National Historic Site, there is a lively neighborhood filled with art, music, and history. Describing itself as an "Open Air Museum" by the Punto Urban Art Museum and located in “El Punto” Neighborhood in Salem, Massachusetts, the museum features...

Greetings! In a previous post, I mentioned there was a shift in momentum regarding task work and others, right? Well, it certainly did, and if time was a car ride, it is flooring the gas pedal. It feels that way because online classes have started,...

I just finished week two of my internship and I am loving every second of it! Not only do I work with some amazing people, but I am also living in an absolutely beautiful national park! My first week here included visiting various spots around the park...