This week, my main focus was designing and making the Junior Ranger Freedom Rider Activity Booklet. Basically, I'm writing a book. It has crosswords, puzzles, and more activities throughout it. I have being trying my hardest to make sure to incorporate the Presidential Proclamation throughout the...

This week was filled with variety of tasks. My position consists mainly of office work and research. However, I also have the opportunity to skip around and visit a variety of national parks that my team oversees in the East Bay area. This week I...

Every year, the local recreation center teams up with Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO) to create a few days full of summer camp activities for the local youth. As an education intern, I was tasked with creating the program for the first National Park...

Summer is here and I am feeling it for sure! The temperature has been in the low 100's the past week and it is quite a difference from the foggy summer days of Northern California that I am used to. With this comes interesting days,...

This past week, I had the opportunity to travel to Los Lunas, New Mexico, and visit with Cynthia Shetter and Troy Ainsworth of the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts and with a local historian, Baldwin Burr, who wrote about the history of Los Lunas...

[video width="720" height="406" mp4="http://www.latinoheritageintern.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IMG_6597.mp4"][/video] Last week I shot this time-lapse video (above) that shows the beginning process of installing a wooden plank for the hull of the row boat (yawl) we are building in the Small Boat Shop at San Francisco Maritime National Historical...

Hey all! It is good to be back as part of LHIP for summer 2017! This summer is a little different than the last two...

When I received the news that I had been selected as the new Digital Media Intern at the San Juan National Historic Site, I couldn’t believe it. I already have been a LHIP intern last year and I thought I would not have a chance...

In my previous post, I mentioned that one of my projects was to help create a Garden Walking Tour. Once developed into a brochure or small booklet (still brainstorming there) it will be published and handed out to visitors who would like a bit more...

I was fortunate to be able to attend a workshop focused on the building blocks of the structures we are studying and surveying in the Barrio Viejo of Tucson. Those literal building blocks are adobe mud-bricks. The workshop was led by Jim Garrison, the former...

As a Chicano who acknowledges both my European and Indigenous heritage, I think it is important for me to take into consideration ceremonial practices when conducting research. During my college years at Humboldt State University, I was introduced to the concept of the Indigenous Research...

Hi all! My project is really taking off now. This week consisted of meeting after meeting regarding this incredible planning effort that I am so fortunate to be part of! We had an all-staff meeting where I got to meet everyone who works in...

[caption id="attachment_10575" align="alignleft" width="225"] Playing a game during a Nature Walk training[/caption] This week the YCC Vegetation crew and the SOAR crew split. We also sent our SOAR crew out on their own for most of the week. The interns who are involved in...

I spent a lot of this week starting and finishing my program that I will be presenting weekly here in the park’s visitor center. I saw how some of the other interns and volunteers had their own programs, and I decided since I...

This past week has been very busy! On Friday we had an event where we searched for horseshoe crabs under the light of the rose moon. Despite being a late night event we had a good turnout. We had a nice size group of people...

This week has been especially exciting for me, as I had the opportunity to explore some of the other national wildlife refuges and sites around southern Colorado. It was a day-long event and I went to Fort Garland Museum, Pike's Stockade, Our Lady of Guadalupe...

This past week I had a chance to explore a larger stretch of the C&O Canal Great Falls, MD section… this time in a Gator. For those of you who do not know what a Gator is, it is basically an ATV used primarily on...

Inspiration comes in many forms. It can be a beautiful view, a moving quote, a touching story, or an accomplished figure. Touring three national parks with Dominique Dawes, inspiration resonated in all its forms. Dominique Dawes, known in the American Olympic gold-medal gymnast community...