Hello all! It was another week of firsts for me. Last Friday night we had the Full Moon Night I mentioned last week, and it went well! I did parking duty, but was still able to go over and see and hear the band...

This week flew by! The other LHIP intern at the Intermountain Regional Office, Jenn, and I helped unload the supplies from the Get Outdoors Colorado Day. We helped clean, inventory, and organize all of the supplies and put them into the the storage unit. ...

Route 66 is defined by a long, extended history that features numerous distinct and connected stories, all centered on improved access and new forms of transportation, leisure, economy, and migration. This narrative tends to focus on the Anglo-American, tourist-based experience, and neglects the involvement and...

Greetings! This week in the Grand Canyon I got to meet all of the YCC SOAR students. And what a week it was! We always started our mornings at 7:30 a.m. and the YCC students would finish at 4:30 p.m., while the folks running the...

This week, my work week started on a Sunday. This morning we left our Intermountain Regional Office to go spend a few days at the Colorado State University (CSU) Mountain Campus, to train Urban Rangers though the non-profit organization of Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)....

This week I continued my research. There are a lot of documents to sort through, with different dates, names, and entities. So for the most part I'm just trying to do an inventory of them, making notes about each document and writing down dates and...

Hello! This is my second week working with the YCC Vegetation crew at the Grand Canyon. The first day went fairly smoothly. We started getting rid of a number of invasive plants in the vicinity, approximately 6,662 plants known as jointed goatgrass....

Search and Rescue Training Hello! Last week was my first week of training at Grand Canyon National Park with the YCC Vegetation crew. During that week, I got familiar with the park and with everyone I'll be working with, listened to...

  [caption id="attachment_10298" align="alignnone" width="300"] Carrizo Plain National Monument[/caption] Hi, my name is Sebastian. I am a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, where I studied Geology and Geophysics. I am...

My first week at the Intermountain Regional Office (IMRO) was great! It did not take long to get fully settled in - laptop and internet access, building tour, and introductions are all done. I have met with the Communications and Legislative Affairs team and...

I started off this week by going to a summer kickoff reading event at the local library, where I helped staff tables. The subject of my table was skins and skulls. I had the fur and skulls of various types of mammals, some...

This week was all about research and understanding the story of the Freedom Riders. I also visited the site of where the bus was burned in Anniston, Alabama. It was incredible to see the place that held such a rich history. My supervisor, Reggie Tiller,...

Brum-brum-brum-brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Every week beats the previous week. I was able to speak to another solar contractor on Monday. So far, I have met people that are passionate about solar panels. It was a great way to start the week. [caption id="attachment_10444" align="alignnone" width="271"]...

The El Portal Community Center has been my new house for the past three days. I attended a two-day Wilderness First Aid training course that was administered by the National Outdoor Leadership School. This was a great program that taught us how to administer first...

The magnitude of this internship did not really hit me until the day after I accepted it. It was spring break and I was canoeing on a winding river in Congaree National Park, taking in the silence. That’s when I realized, this summer I...

Hi! A little introduction about me; I'm Jureily from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. This is my first summer internship working with the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Federal Government's oldest preservation program. I will be documenting building with the HABS Architect Robert Arzola. Robert...

My name is Heather Torres and I’ll be spending the summer on Staten Island working at the Gateway National Recreational Area. I am a rising senior at Cornell University studying History with minors in Anthropology and Science & Technology Studies. As a historical researcher at...

Within my first week, I’ve met some of the management team in the office and rangers at the park. The people in the office are working, behind the scenes, on planning and strategy for the park. The people working at the park have a first-hand...

The sound of thunder and heavy rain has been the soundtrack of my Everglades experience so far.  At times it is very calming and peaceful.  Even though I understand the dangers of lighting, it is very beautiful to observe it.  [caption id="attachment_10315" align="alignright" width="225"]...