Have you ever asked yourself, “What is ecology?” It’s the study of organisms and how they interact with their environment. One of the best things about Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) is the diversity of ecosystems. We have ocean...

This internship has been so incredible. I have been so lucky to have seen the vast wildlife that the Everglades has to offer to us. My project here is essentially to help the Education department expand their...

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This past week has been a busy week! I got the opportunity to do more than just the camp curriculum. To start, on Monday I enjoyed one of our many weekly programs and that was our...

Since I have started everything has been so smooth and calm, and I’ve learned everything without being rushed. When I entered the internship we had thoughts of bringing more of the Latino community to the Preserve, but hadn’t really thought of ways to do it...

These past couple of weeks we have been transitioning from the bird surveys to stream surveys. My position as a Bio Tech intern consists mostly of collecting data for ongoing National Park Service projects, habitat management, and generally just being outdoors. I don’t interact with...

This past week was a short one, with the 4th of July off and a river trip on Tuesday. The river trip left Headquarters early in the morning and turned out well, with more water flow than expected and a great lunch on the riverbank....

Between last week and this week finishing up, we have been put to the test and made sure we were on our A-game. All the information about my program of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historical...

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It’s been a whole month since I got to Grants, New Mexico and my goodness has it been quite the experience so far! Being from such a big city, I didn’t know what to expect...

One thing I’ve learned about Nebraska in the month that I’ve been here is that Nebraskans really like the Fourth of July. As an intern at Homestead, I’ve been granted the opportunity to observe this up close....

This week I arrived to the visitors center expecting to do some work on the computer all day but I actually ended up taking a tour of some of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen.

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I honestly would have never guessed how much I would be learning about plants in this internship. I was never really a plant guy, but this has opened my eyes to a whole new world.  I know,...

This past weekend, the Anza Trail participated in the Pasados del Presidio event at the Presidio in San Francisco. It was two-day commemoration of the Presidio’s founding as a Spanish Army post, and honored the heritage of early Californian cultures—Native American, Spanish and Mexican—and the...

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One more week until Latino Conservation Week, and also being halfway through my internship. I’m very excited to do my ranger program that I talked about last time, on the history of the Point Reyes Rancheros. I’ve been advertising it a lot lately,...

Hello everyone. The first two weeks of my internship have just flown by. It’s been so fun getting to know all the rangers, the two national historic parks where I work, and the history of the area.

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Well this is my first time posting a blog and it’s been three weeks since I’ve arrived in Grants, New Mexico. For those who don’t know, I’m a city girl. Born and raised in Los...

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Consider for a moment if you’ve ever attended an outreach event of any kind, perhaps a camp, workshop, convention or a festival?

Now estimate the number of people if took to put the event together. ...