Welcome back to my blog!

 

These last two weeks have been pretty great and filled with a lot of learning opportunities. One of the things accomplished was our last field visit, to do what remained of hand sketching and measurements for the row house. We also had a...

Week four with Everglades National Park Environmental Education unit has me redefining where the actual park ends and begins. As long as I can remember, our local zoo in South Florida, Zoo Miami (then Miami Metro Zoo), had been my natural home away from my...

I drive to work every morning down a long straight open road, passing by huge silos of grain, vast expanses of fields, combines and semis full of cows blanketed by an enormous sky. Fort Larned is a remote, middle of nowhere and everywhere sort of...

GOOOOOD MORNING PEOPLE OF THE WORLD

 

I am finishing up my last weeks here at the WASO Archaeology Program office -crowd boos- and am very excited for the LHIP workshop. 

 

During my weeks here I have had the pleasure to network with many of our HAF staff...

"Get ready to come in at 7:30 am next week to go into the field" Thadra, my supervisor, said to me on Friday afternoon. The moment I had been longing for had finally arrived. A smile spread across my face as I realized it was...

      Working at the Southeast Archeology Center (SEAC) means I am constantly working on a variety of projects. Housed within the Archeological Landscapes, Technical Assistance, Service, and Contracts (ALTASC) division is the outreach and education taskforce. As a part of this group, we...

Hey everyone, my experience here at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve has been truly unique and wonderful. These past 9 weeks I have learned so much about the wildlife and plant life here at the preserve that it feels like its just a summer course...

(Dr. Ashley Reis pictured on the left in blue. Me pictured on the right in a giant hoodie!)

Going to college was something I never, ever imagined. While I was in high school, although I was involved in various extracurricular activities, I hated sitting in my...

 

Hey everyone, its Cesar here and this week has been pretty hectic for me up here on the Prairie. We are going through a heat wave right now and the temperature has risen up to triple digits up here, combine that with humidity and you...

Hola a todos y todas!

These past weeks have been quiet exciting. When I am not at the visitor center nor doing my interpretive programs, you can find me hiking along Kings Canyon! I have always loved nature and being outdoors, but my outdoor experiences back...

Mile-a-minute vine or persicaria perfoliate is an invasive plant native to Asia that has spread on Grape Island, an island of Boston Harbor Islands. The leaves have a distinctive triangular shape and can be confused with wild morning glory, but mile-a-minute has ocrea surrounding the...

I can’t believe this is my last week as a National Park Service intern! The summer has gone by so quickly and everything feels bittersweet. One thing I know for sure is that I am incredibly grateful to have been given the chance to complete...

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The past two weeks have continued to be fun and full of learning. To this date, we are still producing the digital drawings of our row house closing in on the end product. It has been very interesting working with the point cloud and also the field measurements...

For weeks we had been preparing the commemoration for the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence! This year's annual Independence Day celebration on the National Mall was like no other! It featured music, flyovers, fireworks, and President Donald J. Trump “Salute to America.” In...

National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA) was officially established in 1965, it contains more than 1,000 acres of the oldest protected park lands in the National Park Service. The National Mall is America's front yard, featuring the Washington Monument, WWII and Lincoln Memorials, 156 reservations,...

In 1969, homosexual and transgender activities were illegal in many places, including in New York City. It is remarkable to think that New York City, today a mecca for the LGBTQ+ community, just 50 years ago jailed people for going to gay bars. Throughout the...

I can’t believe my time interning with the National Park Service is half way done. With the Office of Communications getting ready for Latino Conservation Week this July 13th-21st, I thought this would be a great time to get out, relax, and see a national...

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This week was a success as I did my first “Grant Tree Walk”! It was about 40 minutes long and I got to share with many visitors how important our role is in protecting Sequoia trees for future generations. I do have to say,...

The Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) was founded in 1961 by the director of the National Park Service, Conrad. L Wirth. After the unfortunate decision to construct Interstate 16 through the Ocmulgee National Monument, the director put a plan in place to survey, preserve, and cause...