Zion has gained ALOT of visitation in the past years. We are now the 3rd most visited National Park! 1st being Great Smokies and second is the Grand Canyon. In 2023, Grand Canyon had 4.7 million and Zion had 4.6 million visitors. BUT, we have...

Instagram posts that I worked on with my team to post to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park social media. *Photos are not taken by me, they are taken by a range of NPS employees and volunteers. Part of my project at Cuyahoga Valley National Park is...

Hi there, I've got lots of updates for you and even more pictures. On my last blog, I was still planning my first event for Pollinator Week. The day's come and gone now, so here's a quick overview of how it went. I started out by making...

[caption id="attachment_20994" align="alignright" width="225"] White wildflower art print[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20995" align="alignright" width="225"] Pink wildflower art print[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20996" align="alignright" width="225"] Two of my favorite art prints in the collection[/caption] As an archives intern, my home is in the processing room, which is in the basement of the History...

First Days at Blackstone River Valley National Historic  Park / Primeras Días en el Parque Nacional Histórico del Valle del Río [caption id="attachment_20593" align="alignright" width="300"] Courtesy of Red Brick Road Studio.[/caption] Blackstone By Caroline Gracia, Community Ambassador and Educator Intern / Por Caroline Gracia, Embajadora Comunitaria y Educadora Situated...

Hello everyone, my name is Pablo Perez and I am in Tonto National monument cliff dwelling. My site is located in Roosevelt Arizona, and the park shares the story of the Salado people. This site shows the housing and tools that they used over 700 years...

Howdy! :D It's been a while since I last wrote so let me update: A little backstory: The National Parks of Boston are made up of three parks; Boston African American National Historic Site, Boston National Historical Park, and Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park....

My First week at the Lowell National Historic Park was very welcoming and informative, I went on tours around the park and met a dream team to work with whom from day one included me in their projects. The workday begins with a morning meeting that...

As my first week within the Everglades National Park, there has yet to be a dull moment. I've gone around the park and I've met new people and new habitats as well. The first week was used to get to know the park and the...

It’s already been 6 weeks since I joined, but it went by so fast. I still remember the first week here, when I didn’t know anything or what to do. But now, I feel confident about what I do and can do. But so far,...

Amazing! That is how I would describe my experience so far. The majority of the first week was spent going over the history of the park, ethics, social media, IT and getting to know the other interns for the summer. Many of the interns were...

As a Science Communication Intern at Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), part of my work is to use digital media to share with the public the research and conservation work going on at the park. Therefore, I have been taking many photos and videos of...

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site Slitting Mill My goodness … where to begin. Last time we left off in Saugus! We walked through the industrial site, and I really appreciated how the tour, led by Ranger Paul Kenworthy, gave us a glimpse of the strenuous...

Happy Pride month y'all!! One of my favorite things to do in my internship is outreach! Zion does many outreach events, in and outside of the park, for various holidays and initiatives. There has been a Pride event for a couple years now at Zion National...

Queridos Padres,Completé mis primeras semanas at the park and it has been an amazing experience so far. My first week away from you all was hard and a bit scary.  However, I met all the rangers who work at the park and they have been...

One of the questions that has captivated my mind since starting my position is, "What is Park Planning?" It's almost comical asking supervisors and other planners I've met how they would define planning because it's so many things. Planning requires interdisciplinary teams for context-specific questions....

It is honestly surprising that I have already spent a whole month in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I have settled in well and have a solid routine. I spend my days doing field work in the mornings, office work in the afternoons and usually taking...

Hey again! Andres (or Andy) checking back in. I know y'all were anxious to hear about me starting the new job, so I'm happy to report that my first day went great! I got started with Ranger Anna giving me a little tour of the park,...