The learning never stops, the stories never end, and the lives in these mountains will live on forever. About a week and a half ago I was finishing up the latter portion of my evening shift. With about half an hour left of...

The past few weeks have been super busy, but now the summer is winding down and everything is moving too fast. I’ve been dreading the thought of leaving Philadelphia, partly because it’s so pretty around here, but mostly because this is such an awesome community...

Hey y’all. I’m happy to tell you that in these past two weeks, I have grown very fondly of the National Park Service. Its cause for preservation, its diversity initiative, and the happiness it brings to different people are the reasons I want to...

Hi! My name is Rebecca Renteria, and this summer I am working with the Linking Hispanic Heritage Through Archaeology (LHHTA) program in Tucson, Arizona. One of the many goals of this program is to introduce high school students to the outdoors through visits to national...

I can’t believe its already time to write my final blog. I feel like the summer has raced by, though with much to show for it. The time past between my last blog entry and this one includes some of my best memories of my...

This following week marks the beginning of Nature Survival Camp -- a week long, middle school trip of about 30 preteens exploring the outdoors and gaining an aptitude for using the abundant resources nature has to offer to thrive in it. It includes two overnight...

For Latino Conservation week I planned a networking hike at Griffith Park and invited interns, college students, and organizers from local organizations. Through this event we were able to have discussions about why we were interested in the environment in the first place and what...

Greetings to all! I hope everyone had a good Latino Conservation Week. The last two weeks have been overrun with me trying to make my Latino Conservation Week event known and have all the materials completed. It was exhausting. I did get to help out...

I have to admit that moving from North Carolina all the way out to Colorado, I was pretty scared. As this internship progressed, I have had nothing but positive experiences. But eventually, we have to return to the office and put all the hard work we have done in...

I had the opportunity thanks to my supervisor, Ranger Christopher Bentley, to travel to the other two parks within the Southeast Arizona Group(SEAZ group) which includes Chiricahua National Monument(NM), and Fort Bowie National Historic Site(NHS). Though all parks are part of the same group, each...

Hey all, Lowell is my hometown and my friends and most of my family live here; I very naturally call this place home. But, it was not like that for everyone, especially my family. I am a first generation American. My parents immigrated here from...

As the end of my summer internship comes to an end, I can't help but reflect on all that I have done while being in the Pacific NorthWest. Setting up the control network with Jeremy, my NPS sensei, has been our number one focus, but...

It’s been an interesting week for the park service thanks to Pokemon Go. Another LHIP intern has joined me at the Intermountain Regional Office, Cory, and we were immediately put into the chaos of this new app. Our supervisors and even other employees in our...

¡Hola! [caption id="attachment_7480" align="alignright" width="225"] With artists in residence Casey and Katie.[/caption] Back when I was arranging the date for my arrival to Homestead National Monument, I was told that it would be best to drive there so that I would have a...

Hey Everyone, These past two weekends have been busy for the staff at the Women's Rights National Historical Park. From July 8th - 10th, 2016 the Park participated in Canal Festival, which celebrates the history of the Erie Canal in New York State. The...

I’m still working out the conks in my incomplete tree of knowledge of the Pacific Northwest region. Recently, I have gained an interest in the importance of pollinators to the ecosystem. Bumblebees, flying dragons, damselflies, birds, and even mosquitoes are all included in this group....

They left their country as people, they arrived as laborers. I can hear my mother say, "Who's gonna clean their homes? Who's gonna work the fields? Los americanos don't want to do that." In the process of drafting my final essay I have...

My expectations were set high. I remember every thing my professors said Santa Fe told would be: beautiful, incredible, breathtaking. After calling this place home for over a month I know what they said is true. This city breaths inspiration and international cultural, no matter where you're from. This may sound...

The last few days I have kept my nose buried in several books on the topic of the Mission 66 park program and searching for insights into the design process of the architect Benjamin H. Biderman who designed Look Rock Tower. I have also been...