There has been significant progress here at Manzanar for the past couple of weeks. For one, my supervisor and I finally removed the items from the display case where we will eventually put up our exhibit on the Paiute-Shoshone family, the Buttons. Before we took...

Hello everyone! I have been all over the place this week and I'm excited to share some of my new knowledge. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am working on a social media campaign for our Latino Conservation Week events. I have been...

Saludos, So I have story for y'all. We had our second Full Moon Night last Saturday and it was all going really well at first; the parking was going really smoothly and the music started to play. There was lightning we could see, but...

Today I went around Anniston, Alabama, with Tiffany, Pete, and General Jackson. General Jackson is a Anniston citizen who seems to be all about the Freedom Riders. We had a meeting today to check out a building that could possible be a tourist stop for...

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel east on Route 66 and visit with community members in Moriarty and Santa Rosa. It was a wonderful experience and allowed me to talk directly with Hispanics who grew up on the Mother Road and greatly influenced...

One caveat of surveying subalpine and alpine butterfly populations is that they reside in areas of high altitude, which can be tricky to get to. Because this year’s snow melt in Washington is behind schedule, four out of the five sites we are supposed to...

This week there were two important events that took place. The first was that my supervisor called me one day in the morning and asked me to come down to the visitor center. He asked if I would like to help with the Timucuan hut...

“I don’t like anything outdoors because videogames are better,” said Esteban, a young boy who attended the event with Families in Nature, who then spent most of the event having fun on a canoe, paddleboard and kayak. A few hours outdoors can broaden the...

Summer at Everglades National Park is an experience unlike any other in the United States. Summer storms bring heavy rainfall leading to higher water levels and as a result, sawgrass prairies and freshwater sloughs thrive once again. This seasonal change makes for spectacular views of...

So far this week with only three days in, there has been two meetings, an interview,  and I also held a workshop designed for the volunteers on the Barrio Viejo National Historic Landmark (NHL) project. My early Monday morning meeting was with Carol Beidleman from...

As America’s most diverse national recreation area, Lake Mead offers the opportunity for people to hike, boat, camp and fish, among many other fun activities. Throughout my time roving, I’ve witnessed people enjoying their adventure on the beaches, kayaking on the lake, and cooking by...

“We never travel to the past, the buildings take us there…” -Arleen Pabón, Architectural Historian It’s been almost a month since I started my internship at San Juan National Historic site and it’s been a process full of discovery and learning. I have...

[caption id="attachment_11557" align="alignright" width="225"] YCC Intern giving her Critter Chat Program[/caption] Hello! So this week was a pretty short week, but still very busy. I luckily had a four-day weekend because of the 4th of July, but that definitely didn't slow down the week....

      Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park [caption id="attachment_11502" align="alignnone" width="169"] John Muir's Home[/caption] Although a short week, it was one of the best weeks so far. Every week I feel this internship just gets...

So, my cornhusk doll-making skills that were featured in the newspaper last week are going to make it onto local TV. A local news station will be airing a documentary on Homestead National Monument of America sometime next week, and they wanted examples of different...

This week I actually learned that there are still protesters against the movement of the Freedom Riders National Monument. A few years back, there was vandalism at the site where the bus burned. Currently there is a sign that states that this is the location...

[caption id="attachment_11482" align="alignnone" width="200"] Fordyce Spring[/caption] With the 4th of July holiday, it was a pretty busy week here at Hot Springs. We had over 2,000 visitors on Monday. While I don’t work the front desk, I can tell when the Fordyce (the most...

I am at the end of my fifth week at Fire Island National Seashore. School is out and it finally feels like summer. The beaches are becoming packed with visitors of all ages enjoying the sun. I received my Personal Identity Verification Card a couple...

This week I trekked back to Mt. Wanda. The 580 feet (fairly small) mountain was first beloved by the Ohlone tribes, then utilized by the Spaniards and ranchers, and eventually protected and appreciated by John Muir and his family. Today, it belongs to all of...

One point emphasized in the many Route 66 oral histories I've looked through is how long it took to travel from place to place. It might seem obvious, but the way we experience travel today—getting on the freeway and driving anywhere between 60–80 mph—is not...