What is 563 years old, Latin, & on display at the Library of Congress? You guessed right, it’s the Gutenberg bible!   Twas the year 1455, when Johann Gutenberg decided to print one of the very first books on his very first mechanical printing press....

Homestead National Monument of America is full of history, the best ones are those from visitors who tell how their ancestors came to homestead in America from different parts of the world. I especially love to hear volunteer’s stories since they are aware of the...

When my supervisor asked me if I would be comfortable handling bats I very quickly and excitedly answered “YES!” I have always enjoyed seeing these mysterious creatures flying around my campsites at dusk. As a birder, I would rush to grab my binoculars hoping to...

As a biology assistant intern, I will be helping the bat crew collect important data on the distribution and abundance of bats!   Bats are incredible little critters, they are a very valuable species that play a big role in keeping the insect population in...

I, having just left the University of Florida after pursuing a bachelor's degree in English, love all things story related. I especially love a good spooky story.  For this internship I was to move to Charleston to work for and through the community (which I...

Although I’ve always had to plan events for smaller groups of people throughout college because of my various work environments, I’ve always done so alone. Recently, in preparation for Latino Conservation Week and the Annual Sweetgrass Basket Festival in Mount Pleasant, I and the rest...

¡Hola a todos! When I am not giving interpretive programs, you can most likely find me at the visitor center answering visitor questions and trip planning. I hadn’t realized this before but working a visitor center desk, you need to know a LOT of information....

Bienvenidos, My name is Vanessa Colegio and this summer I will be serving as an intern with the National Park Service coordinating volunteer outreach and recruitment. I was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and raised in Laredo, Texas. For those of you who may not...

Hi, again! I can’t believe I have already been interning in the Office of Communications & Office of International Affairs for a month now. These past weeks have given me a plethora of new opportunities, outside and inside the workplace, to grow communication skills vital...

This season I will be taking on an interpretation project focused on fish species and fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park. Within the park you can find Brown, Rainbow, Brook, Lake, and various types of Cutthroat Trout. There has been a lot of confusion in...

Hello, Welcome back to my blog!   The past four weeks have been very fun and exciting over here in Washington DC. I've been learning so much about how to do proper documentation and using programs to process different kinds of data. The truth is...

Living at Sequoia National Park I have been fortunate to meet wonderful people from all over the country of different backgrounds. The quality of life here is much simpler than what I normally am used to in Los Angeles, but I actually really enjoy it....

¡Hola a todos! As an interpretive intern, my first program is the Big Tree Talk. It is a 20 minute educational talk all about Sequoia trees, the biggest trees in the whole world! To prepare, I’ve researched and shadowed the interpretive park ranger’s talks in...

My first couple of weeks at the Department of Interior as the Archaeology Junior Ranger Booklet Designer have been nothing short of a learning experience. My job for the past couple of weeks has consisted of digging deep within the labyrinth of the DOI Library...

This week consisted of going through several topics in training. Although I did sit an listen to a lot of important things, I also managed to eat about half of the bag of chocolates. One of the cool things that we did was visiting several...