As the seasons change, so do our duties here in the Park! The first year weeks were the education team’s Concrete to Canyon programming. Each week elementary schools from Las Vegas and Mesquite, Nevada would send a class of fifth graders to spend 3 days...

On July 7th at 1:07 AM, I piled into the backseat of my dad’s 2012 Toyota Rav-4 and bid my hometown adieu. Although I knew this goodbye wouldn’t be forever, with the journey I was about to embark on, a little piece of me felt...

Hi there! It’s been a while since I last checked in. A lot has transpired since I arrived here at Grand Canyon. To quote the title, I have been here, there, and everywhere. But before I dive into all the fun that is Grand Canyon...

These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of going to new places and doing new things. It’s been easy to get caught up in it all. DC was a blast! Getting to meet all of the other LHIPs, of which I’ve only seen through...

What does one say when they have no words to fully encompass the significance of something? I have trouble believing I can convey how important the DC conference was to me - but I can try! Being in DC with all the other LHIP interns, the...

The past week was a whirlwind! It seems that even the weather agrees as Washington D.C. is under a tornado warning today. The Career and Leadership Workshop agenda was jam-packed Tuesday through Thursday and Monday and Friday were travel days for most of the participants....

Well well well, we made it this far together! Thanks for reading about all of my fun activities and work. Should you ever be interested in this internship, reader, please contact EFTA and let them know you would like to have a chat with me. ...

Skagway had a lot of events lined up for July 4th. One of the most exciting ones I was a part of was the Rubber Ducky Race down Pullman Creek. For over a month, Skagway had been promoting this ducky race throughout the entire town....

Just as quickly as the Klondike Gold Rush was over, so too was my internship. The time seemed to fly by far too quickly for my liking, and soon I had to say goodbye to all the amazing friends I had made in Skagway. This summer...

Hello friends, I only have around two weeks left of this summer internship. Next week I'll be leaving for Washington DC to present as a DHA intern, I'll come back here to Homestead for my final week, and then I'm off to go back home to...

For some interns, they still have a couple more weeks, but it's the end of the road for me at the Chaco-Aztec Museum and Archives Facility in Chaco. I am set to turn over everything I've done this summer on Friday, and head to the...

The first outreach project Latino Carnival can be explored in its own blog post: latino-carnival The Second outreach project Reading with a Ranger (2) took place at the Huntingburg Public Library and Dale Public Library. I emailed both libraries youth directors, both of them agreed to my proposal. I proposed...

In 1999, the Dunning-Kruger effect was coined by psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger. In essence, ignorance begets confidence. At the beginning of my research regarding Coastal Geomorphology, my path was clear and straight-forward. I had all I needed to know and with a little bit...

Latino conservation week Our three day event celebrating Latinos and their work in conservation On Friday July 21st, Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Latino Conservation Week here at the park. I was lucky to have the support of my...

In my latest blog entry, I explored the realization of the significant impact we can have on the lives of others. As I continue my stay here, this insight becomes more evident and awe-inspiring. It's truly amazing to see the extent of our influence on...

Hi everyone! My time at Rocky Mountain National Park has officially come to an end. *cue the sad violin and single tear drop* An 11-week internship sounds like a long time in theory, but it went by so so fast! Every week I would do 5 Art...