One of my major interests since arriving here has been the Santa Cruz River. I did not expect there to be a river in the desert. During my tour of the park, my supervisor walked me to the river. Immediately I felt a strong connection...

One of the most identifiable features of Tumacácori National Historical Park is the Mission San Jose. You walk out of the park's video room and its image is displayed on t-shirts, keychains, stickers, and most of the park's merchandise. This structure is one of many...

In the Sonoran Desert, the most valuable commodity is water. When the summer monsoons come to bring water to the desert, the most beautiful and amazing smell engulfs the desert. It is the smell of the water condensing on the little red creosote leaves as...

For my final project in the Latino Heritage Internship Program, I will be leading a guided tour to the Point Reyes Lighthouse during Latino Conservation Week (LCW). LCW takes place during July 17-25 2021 and it aims to support the Latinx community by creating opportunities...

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...