It all started with Sasquatch. My supervisor, Cathy Peterson, hands me a doll size version of Sasquatch at the beginning of camp preparation. Summer camps start next week with two groups of around thirty middle-school aged youth here at the Lewis and Clark NHP. To...

As Latino Conservation Week kicks off, we have everything prepared and ready to go here at Lake Mead. We had the opportunity to go out and give a brief presentation about the rafting trip, to the group of volunteers that will be joining us this...

As I was researching on the history of the C&O Canal, I came across some interesting facts that resemble todays patterns of migration and immigrant workers. According to the history of the C&O Canal, Canal board members realized that they didn't have sufficient laborers...

The past two weeks have been busy at SEKI; from contacting community service groups to planning my two Latino Conservation Week events this weekend. The first event tomorrow will consist of a volunteer project measuring the diameter of some of the sequoias. Since these measurements...

This week has been focused on writing and research for the Existing Conditions report. This report features information on a variety of characteristics written up by Ella, Jenna, Angelina, and myself based on our site visits to the eleven residential properties in Cape Cod during...

Latino Conservation Week is well underway right now.  At the Centennial office, I got to work on communications and social media around Latino Conservation Week.  Myself and Yaneris, LHIP intern at the WASO Comms office, both worked on the translation portion of the press releases for...

Through my internship I have been working in the South Florida Collection Management Center. SFCM manages the collections for the four south Florida National Parks, which include Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. SFCM manages and...

Northern Spotted Owls are medium-sized owls that are found in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. They prefer coniferous forests that consist of trees of different sizes and ages, making them sensitive to old-growth forests as well as one of the poster species for...

[caption id="attachment_7242" align="alignright" width="386"] Coronado Cave map[/caption] As I explained earlier during my stay at Coronado National Memorial, the area has such an extensive geologic history. The surrounding region was once under shallow waters allowing the deposit of calcite from sea creatures. The Sky...

Safety is one of the most important factors taken into account while we are condunctiong work as well as to the National Park Service as a whole. This week I was given the opportunity to attend a seminar on Operational Leadership, a program designed to...

It is always fascinating to scroll through the posts of the Everglades and the adventures that you all share. From my office my site can often feel dull and because theoretically it is not what anyone thinks of when they imagine a National Park. As...

People don't come to Kansas for the land—they come for the sky. Kansas is flat. Very flat. Consequently you can see the end of storms approaching even when its pouring in Topeka. I was thinking about the expansive sky the other day when I...

Whoo, first three weeks of the internship have come and left. I believe I have immersed myself in the park staff, as I was part of several meetings where I had a leading part. The first meeting I was a part of was about Fort...

¡Hola! This week I had the pleasure of interviewing a couple of current employees for the oral history aspect of the Dempster Manufacturing Company project that I am working on. I was nervous about conducting the first interview with the current co-owner of Dempster,...

Welcome back for the sixth week of my Designing The Parks blog! There's been lots going on at the OCLP, and I'm here to share my take on it with you all. The Existing Conditions report is getting more complete with each passing day. This is...

Morning after morning I am greeted by the squawks of the gulls. You do not notice it much. It just becomes background noise. Sometimes it is an interesting break from work watching how the gulls interact with each other. The gulls are omnipresent here; it...

The view of The Grand from Garnet Canyon. While this summer has been an exciting source for professional growth, it also has been a wealth of new personal experiences. I have seen my first black bear, grizzly bear, elk, moose, bison, marmot, pika, fox, and...