While being here at Klondike I have learned the essential role everyone plays within the department from the volunteers to the park rangers. Everyone contributes to the system, which allows everything run smoothly. Working at the visitor center, the volunteers have a plethora of information...

Escaping the conflicts in their former country, Prussia, two brothers came to Nebraska knowing of an Act that would give them the opportunity to claim free land. This is the story of the ancestors of Roselyn, a volunteer at Homestead National Monument of America (HOME)...

Hello Everyone, My name is Tony Rodriguez and I am and undergraduate double majoring in secondary education for history and applied in public history at Appalachian State University. I was originally born, raised, and lived in Sandusky, Ohio for nineteen years then moved to North...

  Hello again! My first day was an adventure to say the least. After checking into my housing, a lightning and thunderstorm hit as I was unpacking my car! As soon as I was safe inside I realized that my roommate went away for the...

Buenas, This past week I had the opportunity to engage in different cultural events around my park and was able to participate in applied, hands-on work. To kick off the weekend, my wonderful supervisor and I spent our Thursday morning clearing a space that will...

This week there has definitely been a lot of students visiting the park considering that the school year here is about to wrap up. On Wednesday we went down to Portland to get our PIV cards and that was a pretty cool trip, we even...

This past weekend I had the privilege of joining some folks from the South Carolina Audubon on a bird walk. We walked a good bit around my current project site (Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historic Park, specifically Fort Moultrie) and saw species of...

  My name is Monique Byro, and I’ve never not lived in Florida. I jumped at the opportunity to move to South Carolina and work as a recreation intern at Fort Moultrie faster than I could think, and in the weeks leading up to my...

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie Pomales and I will be spending the next eleven weeks interning with the National Park Service’s Office of Communications & Office of International Affairs. In March of 2019, I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a major...

Joshua Tree encompasses two deserts: the Mojave Desert and the Sonoran Desert. The Mojave Desert is, of course, characterized by its endemic Joshua Trees and desert bushes, such as Creosotebush. Distinctive wildlife include the Chuckwalla (large! lizard!) and the Mojave Rattlesnake. Topping the list with...

My first official week here at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is coming to an end, and I can't tell you how excited I am for these next couple weeks ahead. After this extensive and productive week of introductions, a walk-through, and training, I have...

Hello reader and welcome to my Blog! My name is Mónica and I was hired by the Latino Heritage Internship Program to work as a Historic American Building Survey Architect for the summer. During the next couple of weeks I will be keeping...

Hello! I am going to be working as a Resource Management Assistant at Minute Man National Historic Park in Concord, Massachusetts this summer. Located sixteen miles west of Boston, Minute Man National Historic Park spans three towns- Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington- and covers 1,038 acres....

I am an Interpretation and Outreach Assistant at Point Reyes National Seashore. It is important to include the Interpretive Mission Statement at Point Reyes National Park: “To educate and inspire people to appreciate the importance of our natural and cultural history, to foster responsible land...

My worksite may have the word "seashore" in its title, however Point Reyes National Seashore encompasses so much more: a wide variety of ecosystems molded by ongoing abiotic factors, such as the weather and geology. Regardless, it’s appropriate to begin by talking about the seashore....

Hello all, it’s my third week into my internship and my brain is packed with information on Salem. Starting in July, the project I am assigned to, Preschoolers in the Park will begin. This is a bilingual (Spanish-English) program offered to the communities of Salem...

One week into my internship at Salem and it’s wicked cool! Yes, I did catch onto the Mass lingo. No, I have not been using it correctly. On my first day, I arrived at the Hawkes House, a historic building which is now used as...

On May 11, I packed my car and drove for seven hours to the deserts of Arizona. I had seen pictures of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area before but nothing would have prepared me for the immense beauty that would welcome me as I drove...

Growing up in southern California I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by public lands. Whether it was National Forests, National Parks, or State Parks the outdoors were never too far. This was heaven for me, as a child I was fascinated by the natural...