Last week, LHIPsters celebrated Latino Conservation Week, and for the San Juan National Historic Site it was the first one ever and hopefully, the beginning of a series of events that could take place in the future to bring more people to the park. ...

Hey everyone! My last blog was written about the Urban Ranger Program that I present to children in Summer Youth Programs throughout the San Antonio, TX community. In the program we learn to identify birds and trees in our ecosystem and for...

On Saturday, July 15th 2017 a group of youth and young adults left the concrete jungle of Los Angeles to enter a new world, the Sierra Nevada forest. They arrived to the Giant Forest Museum and immediately had a new sensory experience. They went from...

These past few weeks have been extremely busy with projects both in the office and back at home. Since school is coming around the corner as well as the end of my internship, it was easy to get off track of things. My 3 projects...

For Latino Conservation Week, I teamed up with my fellow C&O Canal LHIP intern up in Great Falls in Potomac, Maryland. Together, we planned a day of activities for young children to experience the C&O Canal and learn more about what the park offers. Ultimately,...

This past week has been very meaningful and memorable. A lot of movement occurred at work, I have been receiving a good amount of feedback on my work, and I am beginning to wrap up my deliverables and start on the finishing touches. As in,...

The boat building at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's Small Boat Shop continues. Yawl Boat Construction The yawl boat we are building has been moved out of the boat shop and out onto the peer, where we have to brace the for the breeze...

Microfilm (Click link for short movie clip) It's hard to believe my LHIP summer is finishing already...

This week, I was fortunate enough to get to travel to Mount Rainier National Park to work with the Cascades Butterfly Project crew that is stationed there. One of the many benefits of this trip is that the Cascades Butterfly Project has five survey routes...

[caption id="attachment_12453" align="alignleft" width="300"] In the car to the North Rim![/caption] [caption id="attachment_12454" align="alignright" width="225"] At the North Rim on our walk around the park[/caption] The past two weeks have been super hectic for me. On July 10th, we began our backpacking trip:...

This week has been very stressful for me. This week is Grand Canyon's first annual Latino Conservation Week event. Our event was on Friday, July 21st. I had missed a whole week of potential planning because of the Rim-to-Rim, but that is something I was...

Back in my hometown, I dedicated my professional work to being a mentor to the youth of my community. I tended to gravitate to organizations that involved interacting with middle school kids, high school students, and incoming college freshmen during the school year. I loved...

Most of the week was spent getting ready for Latino Conservation Week. Overall I think everything went well. I feel like we made some good connections that will come back to benefit the Seashore in [caption id="attachment_12404" align="alignright" width="300"] Reading "All the Way to...

This week I went to the Civil Rights National Monument in Birmingham, and loved it! It was amazing! I actually was able to take my mom and show her around. I went to the the park across the street from the institute, and got to...

[caption id="attachment_12345" align="alignnone" width="300"] Hot Springs Latino Conservation Week Celebration[/caption] This was my last week here in Hot Springs. A lot has happened in the last week, including our Latino Conservation Week celebration. Our event had around 40 volunteers show up representing a local...

 I am now about five weeks into my internship and it still feels like I just got here. This week has been somewhat busy as I try to get back into working mode since I missed last week. I started the week with the gathering...

So Homestead's big event of the year is the solar eclipse that's happening on August 21st. We're almost exactly in the middle of the line of totality, so we will have two minutes and 34 seconds of darkness. We're expecting thousands of people to show...

Hello. My week started on Saturday with my Latino Conservation Week event. During my three-hour table event, I was able to talk to about twenty people. Most of them were children. I think the most important part was seeing them not only asking me...

This week Jenn (the other IMR LHIP intern) and I went out to a local park to talk about the National Park Service (NPS) and do activities with the kids at a day camp. We were invited to participate by someone working locally with Latinos Outdoors....