Published by Toni Nicole Ramos, History Science Intern at the Padre Island National Seashore Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Sixteen hours before my final interview for the History Science position at the Padre Island National Seashore, my twelve-year-old dog, Nugget, died. Like many people,...

Since the camp has mostly ended me and my supervisors met to reflect on the work we did. We all agreed that the camp was a huge success and that the kids loved and enjoyed themselves. They were able to experience a summer camp, which...

Dear reader, Time is crunching down quickly. With only a few weeks left of this internship looking back on my time here one thing keeps coming to mind. How did I get so lucky to be placed at a site with such an amazing team? I...

The most exciting aspect of this project is seeing the progress and process in its entirety. Back at school I along with my student cohort did numerous elevations, sections, and site plans drawings of houses, apartments, administrative buildings, mixed use, etc. There was no substance...

This entire internship has been full of amazing curveballs. I did not have any prior knowledge or experience of any of the higher technological aspects of this internship and so I was shocked when I began to get the hang of things so quickly. In the first couple of weeks I was...

There's something uplifting about listening to Julie Andrews sing 'Favorite Things' on a rainy Seattle day. Recounting your favorite things even when you're not bummed out that it's raining outside is also a good exercise in gratitude. I am so grateful to have had the...

Hello again! As we count down the days until the end of my internship I want to share with you all what my favorite part of this internship is. ( Hint: it is not the humidity or the surprise summer rainstorms). Independence National Historical Park is 75...

When we talk about always being flexible and always expecting the unexpected, that’s what happens regularly here at First State National Historical Park (NHP). While I am no stranger to traveling to the unknown, the anxiety is still there. I knew where I was going,...

It’s no secret that Chicago doesn’t have a forest in its back yard, although kids get a taste of the wonderous outdoor being so close to the lake, most of the kids in this area have not ventured far from the amenities of city life....

Hi Everyone, Last week at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, our team made an exciting discovery: we identified two women in a graduation photo who would have been living in the Freedmen's colony during the Civil War. (Personally, I love following history through photographs!)  Annice Jackson brought...

Not only have I had the chance to take in the incredible views from waterfalls or peaks, but I have also gotten to see some fantastic animals. Coming from the largest city in Virginia, I am not used to seeing such a vibrant and thriving...

Aloha all, My favorite part of working at the park has been absorbing the culture, language and getting to know everyone I work with. I feel very lucky to have spent time on another Hawaiian island and soak in the beautiful beaches, jungles and everything in...

This year, I contributed to Latino Conservation Week by writing an article for InsideNPS, a resource site on Sharepoint specifically designed for NPS employees. InsideNPS provides various resources, including news articles, upcoming events, uniform guides, and contact information. As an intern working under Suki, the...

The Cuyahoga River is a constantly evolving system that illustrates the continued success of the Cuyahoga Valley renewal. Prior to remediation efforts, the Cuyahoga River was greatly contaminated by industrial effluents, was dammed, and was an active transportation corridor for products such as oil, rubber,...

Guys, gals, and nonbinary pals, I have finally completed my first ever Interpretation Program!! It was on the basic overview of the Klondike Gold Rush, delivered to the many visitors coming from the cruise ships. Because of the time and low volume of ships, I...

Hello!This week I am going to share a little bit about Rocky Mountain National Park's FIRST female Superintendent.MEET DARLA SIDLES Photo Courtesy NPS Darla's Retirement PartyWhen I say Darla started from the bottom, I mean it. She didn't become a Superintendent overnight, hours and HOURS of hard...

Learning lassen I have started settling into the schedule I have and am learning more about the park every day. I found it nice to be able to work in a park that doesn't get millions of visitors. I have more time to relax and learn...