Towards the middle of my internship I  had the opportunity to volunteer in the local Latinx community I am outreaching out to, known as "El Punto" or the "The Point." I volunteered with the North Shore Community Development Coalition, which is non-profit based directly in...

Around the corner from Salem Maritime National Historic Site, there is a lively neighborhood filled with art, music, and history. Describing itself as an "Open Air Museum" by the Punto Urban Art Museum and located in “El Punto” Neighborhood in Salem, Massachusetts, the museum features...

Greetings! In a previous post, I mentioned there was a shift in momentum regarding task work and others, right? Well, it certainly did, and if time was a car ride, it is flooring the gas pedal. It feels that way because online classes have started,...

I just finished week two of my internship and I am loving every second of it! Not only do I work with some amazing people, but I am also living in an absolutely beautiful national park! My first week here included visiting various spots around the park...

Its going to be about two months now since I have arrived at Fire Island and I have been loving every minute of it. My days are filled with learning about the park, roving the trails and the beach, helping visitors at the visitor center,...

Hi everyone, I hope everyone is doing well. I’ve been having an amazing time working at Wupatki. One of the things I’ve loved whilst being here, is all the different wildlife. I’ve seen many different types of birds and mammals, but my favorite animals I’ve...

Life has been moving so fast while being a butterfly intern at Saguaro National Park, but it has been so fun and productive. I’m really enjoying my time working in the hot Sonoran Desert. A typical day starts at 6 am, meeting at resources while...

The past couple of weeks have been a bit overwhelming but educational nonetheless.  As I had previously mentioned, there is a fire at my park and what started off as a small 5 acre fire quickly grew to 3,000. I was first evacuated from my...

Hi everyone, It’s been awhile since I’ve put up a blog, but a lot has happened! I wanted to share an exciting experience I had recently. One of the opportunities that Wupatki offers are guided discovery hikes. These are back country hikes that allow for...

¡Hola a todos! Les quiero presentar a los Yacimientos Fósiles de Florissant en Colorado. Éste lugar tiene muchísima importancia geológica la cual puede ser conectada con la cultura latina. Por ejemplo, puedes comparar comida con las diferentes capas de suelos. Les voy a enseñar cómo hacer...

At the beginning of April, I didn't know what to expect with regards to my summer LHIP internship. However, with the conclusion of my internship, I can say that I'm glad that I experienced some semblance of normalcy when it came to my summer. Through weekly...

August 21, 2020 Section I - Pollard Walk Butterfly Surveys We are surveying butterflies at Saguaro National Park East using a couple of different methods. The first is called a Pollard Walk. It involves slowing walking, hiking, or climbing over huge boulders in drainages while...

Hello there, these past weeks have been a real shift in momentum. Here is how it happened… As scheduled, National Park Service partners Environment for the Americas and Hispanic Access Foundation, held the LHIP Career and Professional virtual workshop in early August. Normally, the event...

Following the #2020Challenge trend, I’ve created a fun depiction of the year so far as illustrated by the petrified Redwood stumps of Florissant Fossil Beds. We started the year strong as shown by the towering coastal Redwoods, but challenges arose as pictured by the Guffey...

My past few weeks at the Park have been filled with many obstacles but nonetheless enjoyable!  About two weeks ago the road to my housing collapsed and was very unstable. As a result there was not a safe route to my house so I had...

Prairie dogs (Cynomys leucurus) are a common sight throughout the West. You can find them in your yard or tearing up your field. They're almost as common as squirrels or raccoons. However, in their natural habitat, their lives are much more difficult. From fending...

Again, I apologize for the lack of blog uploads on here! I've been so busy with hiking and working with my projects (which you can see the results of said projects in diversityinconservation.org) that I have been spending less and less time on the internet....