In my first few weeks at John Muir National Historic Site, I researched the racist language used in some of John Muir’s writings. My internship position was initially created so that the park could have resources to evaluate John Muir’s undeniable racist rhetoric. However, as...

Greetings to all! I hope your summers are going well from whatever corner of the world you're in right now, and I hope you're all taking care of yourselves, both physically and mentally. A brief preface- what exactly is a Strawberry Moon? (I asked myself...

The past 6 weeks have gone at a rapid pace. I’ve been able to learn about National Park rules and regulations, the amount of red tape that bears utmost priority with any proposed solutions and a preview of the wheel of responsibilities that an individual...

Hola Todos! Hello everyone! My name is Lisset Olvera Chan and I have been working as a Resource Management intern at Cape Hatteras National Seashore this summer! I recently graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Wildlife Biology and this is my first...

Salem’s “El Punto” or “The Point” neighborhood lies within easy walking distance of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, where I am currently interning. This extraordinary (though overlooked) neighborhood has a rich history, as it has been the home of generations of Salem’s immigrant communities. In...

Researchers have multiple ways to approach historical research and analysis. They can look through published secondary sources such as books, articles, and websites or they can go straight to the source and examine primary source documents such as diaries, letters, speeches, interviews, or any first...

Unlike most of my fellow interns, I am not at a specific National Park this summer. While I'm working from home, that does not mean that I am missing out on exploring the amazing and diverse selection of parks. The Denver Service Center's (DSC) Planning...

This summer I will be helping build and maintain relationships with National Park Service National Trails Office partners who manage certified sites along four Hispanic Heritage Trails: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, El Camino de los Tejas, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Old...

Hi Everyone & Greetings from the Flagstaff Area National Monuments! This past week was one of my most interesting and unique weeks! This past week a group of reporters and trade members from Guadalajara and Mexico City were on a familiarization trip in Flagstaff, Arizona. I...

Life as a Gila Monster is fairly simple: sleep all day with periodic water and snack breaks. On a seemingly ordinary day, a Gila Monster woke up on a hot summer day feeling rather thirsty. Slowly, he lumbered from his fairly inconspicuous hole where he...

Hi Everyone & Greetings From Walnut Canyon National Monument! With every blog post I write, I get a little sad as it means I'm getting closer towards the end of my internship here with the Flagstaff Area National Monuments. While I do work at three National...

Part of my job as a Cultural Landscape Preservation Digital Media Resource Assistant at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is highlighting the stories of a place that are often overlooked, or unfortunately forgotten. I spend hours in the afternoon going through articles and reports,...

Reading room within the Olmsted house, created with the purpose of having a space to view the entire South Lawn through. So far, I've been thoroughly enjoying my time working at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site! Given that it was the home of Olmsted's...

Gen Z: Born 1997 - 2010 Generation Alpha: Born 2010 - 2025 A summary of June 14th 2021: A travel bus pulls into the comfort station (rest stop) and out come 30 to 40 aspiring, young leaders. They are a part of Preserve America Youth Summit. It is...