I had never been to the Grand Canyon before this internship, and have been looking forward to being here since I was told I was accepted to work for the park. I woke up at 3 AM to get to the Raleigh Durham airport in...

Horseshoe crabs are lining up on the ocean as we speak! Do you know why? June is horseshoe crab mating season. They enjoy coming out at night so they can mate and lay their eggs. Just the...

On Friday I made it across the Rio Grande for the first time. It's just under an hour drive from Panther Junction (staff residencial/visitor area) to the Boquillas border crossing. From there you can take a small rowboat or just wade across the river (it's...

For Latino Conservation Week, the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail LHIP interns collaborated in the planning of the Peralta Hacienda Restoration Service Learning Project, for which our mission was to bring together local residents of...

Hola de nuevo! I have been an intern at the Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska for about two weeks now. Now that I have been here a while and have gotten the hang of things...

There were many exiting activities that I participated in this week but Wednesday’s was my favorite. We went on a field trip to the LA office, located right across from Placita Olvera, this office felt...

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So the last time I posted a lot was going on, and since then the workload has only gotten bigger. The first week was full of introductions and just getting to know the park and...

While working here in Big Bend National Park, trying to establish the paleontology sites monitoring program, I haven’t really had a good chance to visit some of the iconic views and places that the park is known...

I was finally given the chance to attend events on my own without my supervisor. To many it would not be a big deal, but to me it was. I was...

I have been learning so much these past couple of weeks in Yosemite, gaining valuable experience in the field and knowledge from my coworkers. On my days off, however, I have been astonished by the breathtaking views...

Hey guys, Living in the North Cascades has really gotten me out of my comfort zone in terms of being so isolated, but it has also gotten me to go out, explore and learn about all the life that is out there. SO, of course...

My site has many sites! The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (JUBA) extends from Sonora, Mexico, to the San Francisco Bay. It covers over 1,200 miles throughout the West Coast. Be sure to look out...

As the weeks progress, I am gaining more confidence working the front desk and assisting visitors. I now know how to run the cash register, direct visitors toward campgrounds/lodges, and answer simple questions about the park and...

It’s been a month to the day that I finally learned the name of the birds that I’ve spent my lifetime of summers with. Before then, I never knew what to call these grayish-brown and round, ruler-long...

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I’m impressed with the pictures everyone is uploading! I don’t have any especially scenic ones to share yet, but I have some nice posters in my work area  /

Hello Everyone, So I’m going to do the second post now, just trying to keep up on my duties for the job, and I do have some fun stuff to report. I finally got to start Tuesday here at Point Reyes. I showed up and...

It’s Chris again, and since I’ve been late with everything, I’ll be posting back-to-back blogs, hehe. When it comes to my site…I just have to say it is BEAUTIFUL! The immense height that these trees reach are...