What’s the best thing about being an Interpretive Park Ranger? For me it is being able to get to know and share information with visitors who came across Craters of the Moon looking to know more. The majority of the times visitors come to CRMO...

This week training has consumed most of my time at work, but I’d much rather discuss a cosmic coincidence I observed since my time here. I was recently reminded of my younger self through the lens of a young girl we will call Ema. ...

I spent the majority of this month preparing for the Latino Conservation Week outreach event at Mission San Jose. For the event, we coordinated with a group of Girl Scouts from Westside San Antonio, to put up several activities that kids could do to earn...

It’s been a four day week, but only after an incredible weekend with one of my close friends, and other LHIP intern, Alexia! I took advantage of the extended weekend to travel a little –one of my ongoing addictions. I found out Alexia was interning...

There's a ranger on the site whose last name is Standingwater. Standingwater. Still water. Still water. There was a small bird on the ground this quiet morning. Still morning. Still morning. There was a life taken...

Northern California was blessed with amazing weather for the Fourth of July weekend, and I was given the chance to go back to my beloved Humboldt County to spend the holiday there by tagging along with LAVO’s awesome Wildlife Technician, Eric, who was on a...

Introduciré brevemente a Eric López, quien es estudiante doctoral de Historia de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, recinto de Río Piedras y al mismo tiempo es el historiador de San Juan Historic National Site por siete años. Su especialidad es en historia de artillería española. Todo comenzó...

Last weekend, I volunteered at Santa Fe's annual Viva México festival. Viva México is held at El Rancho De Las Golodrinas, which is located in Santa Fe along the historic El Camino Real De Tierra Adentro Trail. My volunteer role was providing information on this historic trail to...

Being at a regional office, we often work with parks but aren’t always at parks. Lucky for us, the intern squad got to visit a park this week. (We have named ourselves the “Intern Squad” since we have two LHIP interns and one SCA intern.)...

For the entirety of my internship, Mount Lassen has loomed over the park and as well as nearby cities like Redding and Chico. Along all my hikes, whether across the park, or right next to the peak’s trailhead, Mt. Lassen 10,457 foot stature has always...

It has been a beautiful week here in Ventura. Everyday has been between 70 and 80 degrees. It makes me feel lucky that I am not at home right now. It has been over 105 every day this week back home. I do miss being...

I was on the mainland for most of the week but that does not mean that it was a boring week. I got to participate in the Park Service Operational Leadership course. On top of that I went out to Santa Rosa Island. The...

Its hard to believe that after this week has finished I only have one more week left at Colorado National Monument! I cant even begin to express how much fun I have been having since I arrived in Colorado so far from home. This past...

This is the first week that I have had access to the DOI computer system. I finally had my background check cleared and my PIV card issued. I now have my own NPS email (cory_rosas@partner.nps.gov) and have been much more productive being able to use...

¡Hola! [caption id="attachment_7741" align="alignright" width="225"] Walking along the pedestrian bridge that leads into Iowa.[/caption] I had the opportunity this week to travel out to the Midwest Regional Office in Omaha this week. I went with our archivist Amy and with our museum technician...

I get lost in the research sometimes and having the chance to just spend hours looking through old documents photos and publications really makes my imagination wonder. I spent the better part of the week doing some research into the background of Look Rock observation...

“You’ll be living with 2 people from Trails, and 2 from Resource Management,” says my supervisor Deirdre through an email. I hadn’t finished school yet at this point and my internship was a distant thought of the future. Later on that was changed to 3...