My name is Diana Sarmiento and I am from Kansas City, Kansas. I am most definitely not in Kansas anymore and I think that phrase will be the death of me… but in a good way! This summer, I am at the beautiful Shenandoah National...

                    Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, Texas Hello everyone! My name is David José González Nevárez, a second-generation university student getting a major on History at the Americas and a minor on...

When I first looked into my site, way before I was selected for my current position, I knew this place had something special about it. Now that I’m here, I have been able to understand its historic, cultural, archaeological, and natural resources in a deeper...

Hi Everyone,   It feels great to be writing one of these blogs again! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Marshall Dawson Morgan Fabara. I am an Education and Outreach LHIP Intern for the Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Flag Monuments). This...

Hi everyone! It's me, Kristian Enbysk, back for another summer with LHIP. For those who may not know me, I am a first-generation student and senior at the University of North Texas in Denton studying history and a proud Panamanian-American. Last year, I had the...

Not yet in uniform, but proudly representing LHIP and Texas State University.After a long 1,400 mile road trip with my wonderful mamma, I have finally arrived at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo, NC. Although still in the south, I could not feel...

Hi everyone, Thanks for checking out my vlog! (Notice the toucan in the background) Look out for future blog posts on my work with the Olmsted Center. ~Pia Cano #OlmstedCenterForLandscapePreservation #LHIP2022       https://youtu.be/AFGawyPF4mU...

The breeze from the Gulf of Mexico makes humid clothes stick a little less to your body at Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS). The Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at PAIS is filled with passionate, hard-working, and enthusiastic people. From the volunteers all...

Coming from El Paso, Texas where mountains and desert are the only views you have everywhere you looked, Salem, Massachusetts is definitely a place where the water meets maple trees. This area is a mix of coniferous and deciduous forests with Salem Harbor on the...

Hi everyone! Thank you for clicking on my first blog post this summer! I am excited to begin this adventure with the Latino Heritage Internship Program and the National Park Service. Click on the video below to learn about what I will be up to this summer...

Hi everyone! My name is Xochitl Lopez, my pronouns are she, her, and ella. I’m a National Park Service and Environment for the Americas intern through the Latino Heritage Internship Program. This summer, I will be working as a Park Planning Fellow at the Pacific West Region’s...

Cars were speeding beyond us. The sounds were indistinguishable, smooth, and fast. It was hot—though not like we were in the desert, it wasn’t bucolic or extreme or particularly noteworthy—and it smelled like gas. On one side of my supervisor and me was Zoo Drive,...

Home Sweet… not home? The site for my documentation project with HABS is the General Jose de San Martin Memorial located along Virginia Ave NW in Washington DC. The memorial is the first gift sculpture to DC from a foreign nation in history. It even...

Here is a video of Rosario talking about the creative process of redesigning the Tumacácori National Historical Park icon Pancho! Learn how Rosario collaborated with her supervisor to help broaden the reach of the beloved park ambassador.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi0EFxOWSOM&t=5s...

Before my internship at the Grand Canyon, I never thought I would get the opportunity to river raft, especially not through the famous Colorado River. The purpose of the river trip was to monitor the effect that Glen Canyon Dam has on the riparian zone...

I had the privilege of working with Antonio Ruvalcaba from Dinosaur National Monument. Our internships programs started around the same time and we worked on very similar projects at each park regarding monarch conservation. Last week we completed our outreach event! We both collaborated on...

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well. This past weekend on August 14th we had a public tagging event. In total 66 people came out including children and adults. I was able to show the the process of tagging a monarch and the data...

Although this is the last day of my internship, and the summer is coming to a close, I am not sad. Instead, I am excited about the future. I have learned so much about being a scientist and a steward of our lands. I have...