Since the 1930's, the US and Mexico have on and off been trying to establish an international peace park on the border, much like Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park on the US - Canada border. Though these plans have been shelved for a while due to...

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I’m feeling rejuvenated after a weekend in the remote forest of the Black Hills. I was among a squad of “nature nerds” (National Park Service interns like myself) that camped in Custer, South Dakota, for...

Hello again! I hope everyone is having as much of a great time at their parks as I am at Homestead. This past weekend saw Homestead’s biggest event of the summer, Homestead Days. From Friday to Sunday,...

This week here at the Olmsted Center, the Statue of Liberty team–Eliot Foulds (my supervisor), Lance Guerrero (fellow intern) and myself–are finalizing our trip to New York City to visit the Statue of Liberty site! I am extremely...

“Rancheros.” Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican, Vol 2. 1852

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So I have some news to share that I’m pretty happy about. My supervisor here has been super open to me doing basically whatever I want...

I’ve been offered traditional knowledge from people who’ve been in long relationships with their natural surroundings. They’ve taught me to listen to the subtleties of these surroundings and all that is happening around me, while always acknowledging...

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Opportunities continue to come my way as I connect with more people here in the Denver area. I attended a Heritage Partnerships Program workshop with my supervisor, Vanessa, on the Chautauqua campus in Boulder this...

I have had the unique experience of living alone since the beginning of my internship. I am supposed to have roommates, but who knows when they are moving in. For now, I am just enjoying living by...

It’s been a very fun week, and I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of this place. All the kids are great and I am glad to be working with this group. The kids are mostly locals from the Grand Canyon who live...

There are four major sites on Fire Island that I have gotten to visit:

Watch Hill

This is the first site I got to visit on Fire Island. Even though it’s a long ferry ride, it’s worth...

Working at a national park typically keeps you busy. There’s always something to do: a program to plan for, a visitor center to be staffed, a meeting or training to attend – and that’s just from an...

Finishing up my third week here in San Francisco with the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail has been very rewarding and life changing. In the three weeks that I have been out here I have...

Hi everyone, my name is Alejandro Ramos and I am an intern this summer at the legendary Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Coming from the small town of Manteca, California, exploring the Rockies has always been a...