I remember my first motorcycle ride. It was a Sunday afternoon in Vienna, Virginia. The sun was setting and my family was visiting my mother's long-time friend Glenda. Glenda's husband owned a red bike. I remember wishing I could ride the bike more than anything at that...

It was an incredible weekend visiting back home but now time to get back to the office. Our supervisors were finally back too! Tegan and Ben were out the office doing some traveling —one of the many perks of being a federal employee (the benefits...

I would like to dedicate this post to my staff at Coronado National Memorial. These past weeks in Arizona have been a tough experience. Though I recently graduated, this is my first time out of the house for so long and it feels like...

This week I had the opportunity to travel to New Mexico with my supervisor, Ben Baldwin, to attend the Southwest Conservation Corps' Ancestral Lands ceremony. The Ancestral Lands program is a conservation corps program in which native youth volunteer to participate in crews. There are...

In my last week here at Colorado National Monument I get to reflect back on all of the amazing things I have learned and accomplished since attending this internship. The importance of preserving sites and artifacts for others, the fun in discovering a prehistoric or...

After having completed our first attendance of Patchogue's Alive After Five two weeks ago, this week has been devoted to preparation of engaging activities for our table representing Fire Island National Seashore! Upon reflection, we had decided to change up our activities to engage a broader...

Getting to spend more time in the park's Small Boat Shop as I wrap up my internship at SF Maritime. I cant believe how fast 10 weeks can feel. With so many volunteers and things to do, there's always something or someone new. However,...

It is my last week working at the South Florida Collection Management Center and I am feeling good about the work that was done. I compiled a year’s worth of historic images (some of which have not been seen in years) that will be used...

¡Hola! [caption id="attachment_8035" align="alignright" width="225"] One of the teams performing maintenance on their solar car.[/caption] This week Homestead National Monument was a pit stop in the American Solar Challenge race! Teams work together to get their solar cars across the country and this...

After the big hike last week I had to take some time off because my feet were pretty banged up. In fact one of the staff coordinators on the trip is a certified Wilderness EMT who has worked on trail crews told me I had...

It's done. The three panel exhibit on the school segregation of Topeka's Mexican community is done. The exhibit follows a timeline beginning with a very basic overview of Mexican immigration into Kansas and concludes with the beginning of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The opportunity...

As part of the EveryKid In A Park Initiative, Fire Island National Seashore has been reaching out to local school groups, camps and scout programs to extend an open welcome, as well as encourage patronage to the many National Park Service sites on Fire Island....

Welcome back for my ninth blog post of the Designing The Parks summer! This upcoming week I will be traveling to Colorado for the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) conference with all the other Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) interns across the country, so I will...

  [caption id="attachment_8217" align="aligncenter" width="562"] Aisne Marne main gates (before Cram and Ferguson Architect redesign)[/caption]  Later in history the American Battlefield Monument Commission proceeded with redesigning the existing War Department cemeteries with memorial chapels and other features and constructing...

These past couple of weeks have been pretty hectic here in Lowell. We've been busy and we've been having fun with two great events that have just recently occurred: our Latino Conservation Week event, Salsa and Sustainability, and the 30th Lowell Folk Festival! There's a...

(For this week's blog I decided to share the follow up story that I wrote for Latino Conservation Week. Also, I would like to thank all the volunteers and organizers because without them this day would not have been possible). ***BOULDER CITY, Nevada...

This weekend was definitely one for the books. About two weeks ago, my brother Jordan called me saying, "Kay (his wife) and I are coming to Santa Fe next weekend." I'm pretty sure I joyfully shouted in response. Kay and I at El Rancho...

Los Parques Nacionales es conocido por todo el mundo como "La mejor idea de los Estados Unidos." En el mes que ha trabajado aquí en Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve veo como la "mejor idea" falta en respeto de la diversidad. En...