Hola todxs! First and foremost, a little about me! I am a proud Queer and Trans Xicanx individual with a passion for Science, Nature and Social Justice. My goals for this internship are: 1. To create multi-cultural and multi-lingual interpretive programs for engaging, educating...

During my third week, I have continued to learn more about the important work the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs does to support communication between parks, the public, and government officials. The Congressional and Legislative Report I have been working on will now be...

Part of what drew me to this internship, beyond the bird research itself, was the opportunity to talk with visitors about the birds and our project - to tell them why we band, what questions we're trying to answer, and how they can get involved....

So the summer is tornado season, and this is the first time I'll be in the Midwest for it. I've experienced tornado watches and warnings growing up in Georgia, and have even seen the damage from a couple nearby tornadoes over the years, so I...

This week was so average, medium, okay. The line before this one is a lie. Being from Las Vegas, I am used to being in an air conditioned space at all times. It is comforting. But last week taught me that the heat and...

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  - Margaret Mead Sunday, June 18th, I had the privilege of marching in the 2017 Denver Pride Fest Parade. It was...

This week, my main focus was designing and making the Junior Ranger Freedom Rider Activity Booklet. Basically, I'm writing a book. It has crosswords, puzzles, and more activities throughout it. I have being trying my hardest to make sure to incorporate the Presidential Proclamation throughout the...

This week was filled with variety of tasks. My position consists mainly of office work and research. However, I also have the opportunity to skip around and visit a variety of national parks that my team oversees in the East Bay area. This week I...

Every year, the local recreation center teams up with Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO) to create a few days full of summer camp activities for the local youth. As an education intern, I was tasked with creating the program for the first National Park...

Summer is here and I am feeling it for sure! The temperature has been in the low 100's the past week and it is quite a difference from the foggy summer days of Northern California that I am used to. With this comes interesting days,...

This past week, I had the opportunity to travel to Los Lunas, New Mexico, and visit with Cynthia Shetter and Troy Ainsworth of the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts and with a local historian, Baldwin Burr, who wrote about the history of Los Lunas...

[video width="720" height="406" mp4="http://www.latinoheritageintern.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IMG_6597.mp4"][/video] Last week I shot this time-lapse video (above) that shows the beginning process of installing a wooden plank for the hull of the row boat (yawl) we are building in the Small Boat Shop at San Francisco Maritime National Historical...

Hey all! It is good to be back as part of LHIP for summer 2017! This summer is a little different than the last two...

When I received the news that I had been selected as the new Digital Media Intern at the San Juan National Historic Site, I couldn’t believe it. I already have been a LHIP intern last year and I thought I would not have a chance...

In my previous post, I mentioned that one of my projects was to help create a Garden Walking Tour. Once developed into a brochure or small booklet (still brainstorming there) it will be published and handed out to visitors who would like a bit more...

I was fortunate to be able to attend a workshop focused on the building blocks of the structures we are studying and surveying in the Barrio Viejo of Tucson. Those literal building blocks are adobe mud-bricks. The workshop was led by Jim Garrison, the former...

As a Chicano who acknowledges both my European and Indigenous heritage, I think it is important for me to take into consideration ceremonial practices when conducting research. During my college years at Humboldt State University, I was introduced to the concept of the Indigenous Research...

Hi all! My project is really taking off now. This week consisted of meeting after meeting regarding this incredible planning effort that I am so fortunate to be part of! We had an all-staff meeting where I got to meet everyone who works in...

[caption id="attachment_10575" align="alignleft" width="225"] Playing a game during a Nature Walk training[/caption] This week the YCC Vegetation crew and the SOAR crew split. We also sent our SOAR crew out on their own for most of the week. The interns who are involved in...