This week marks the first official week of summer here in New York as schools are out and the sites at Fire Island are finally open at summer business hours. The change is definitely quite noticeable, as the ferry counts grow and the temperatures rise....

Working at this park this past week has been incredible. This week was the first time I got off of the mainland and onto an island. We headed out to east Anacapa Island for eight days. The tour called for renovations on the visitor center....

It’s the third week already! With National Get Outdoor’s Days, youth training, and getting oriented with new co-workers, I must say I really love my internship. Now finally spending time at the office, I am beginning to really understand the structure of the National Park...

This Week at SF Maritime was another in which I experienced a number of "firsts"! First on the Firsts List is that I went kayaking. A few weeks out of the summer SF Maritime partners with San Francisco State University for special, invitation only,...

Esta semana fue interesante y emocionante. Debido a que el periódico “El Nuevo Día” se enteró de nuestro proyecto de restauración y conservación de metales del San Juan National Historic Site. El miércoles 29 de junio, nuestro equipo de National Park Service esperamos ansiosamente para recibir...

Wow. I feel like so much has happened since the last time I wrote and only 2 weeks have gone by. Since my last entry, planning for Latino Conservation Week has moved along swiftly. I am so excited about the speakers and activity leaders...

This week, while reading the court transcript of the Mendez v. Westminster the importance of studying the segregation in Topeka became more apparent. The separate schooling of Mexican American students in Southern California started as an effort to teach English to parents that could not speak English;...

When I was asked my Sophomore year to look for a personal connection to World War II in my History II class I felt disconnected. I must confess that as I looked around and heard the stories of grandfathers and uncles the insignificance and incapability...

It’s the first day of July, and it’s been just about one month since I started at the OCLP. Wow, has time flown by, and it seems like it has very little intention of slowing down. This week I’ve been hitting the pedal to the...

As the archeological investigation continues on our site in Biscayne National Park, the old wooden ship continues to present us clues to her past. Some of the artifacts we have found thus far are copper fasteners, ranging in size from tacks to 1/3 of a...

The Everglades is one of the most unique and incredible ecosystems of the world. It is the largest sub-tropical wilderness on the North American continent. Its unique biological diversity and significance has classified the Everglades as a World Heritage site. The Everglades is an incredible...

El cañón Ordóñez es considerado como un patrimonio fundamental para San Juan Historic National Site, debido a que es uno de los cincos cañones de este modelo que existen en el mundo ubicados en Puerto Rico, California, Cuba, España y Filipinas. [caption id="attachment_7914"...

Owned by the Benavides family since 1915, Chope’s Town café and bar has served as a location for social and political gatherings. Today, it continues to serve the local community with traditional New Mexican cuisine. Longina Benavides began the restaurant in 1915, selling homemade...

This week, training has continued for the interns as we are starting to embrace the more challenging programs offered at Fire Island; Seining, Horseshoe Crab Walks, Hikes to the Breach, and Canoeing. If this doesn't sound difficult enough, we are doing all of these programs within...

“If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture—that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.” Edward Abbey   The Kwis Kwis Trail in the Lewis and Clark...

I have been at Chamizal National Memorial for about a month now. It has been great interacting with visitors from all over the world, as well as reaching out to the community and learning about the culture in El Paso. As of right now, I...

"Snake River Overlook" Today marked my first four hour shift of "informal interpretation" at the Snake River Overlook. The Snake River Overlook is a popular turnout that provides a breathtaking view of the Teton range, glacial lakes, and ongoing Snake River. It brings to the...

What Doesn’t This Place Have? As I continue through the summer in Colorado, I am continuously surprised week by week with the amount of history we find in the monument. While it is hard work and we can end up hiking all day, the...

The bus is my friend. My campus is less than a mile from my house, and I've never been enthusiastic about enduring the hill climb that is hailed as the sole obstacle between home and school. Instead, I took the short 5-minute bus ride to and from school...