I’m still working out the conks in my incomplete tree of knowledge of the Pacific Northwest region. Recently, I have gained an interest in the importance of pollinators to the ecosystem. Bumblebees, flying dragons, damselflies, birds, and even mosquitoes are all included in this group....

They left their country as people, they arrived as laborers. I can hear my mother say, "Who's gonna clean their homes? Who's gonna work the fields? Los americanos don't want to do that." In the process of drafting my final essay I have...

My expectations were set high. I remember every thing my professors said Santa Fe told would be: beautiful, incredible, breathtaking. After calling this place home for over a month I know what they said is true. This city breaths inspiration and international cultural, no matter where you're from. This may sound...

The last few days I have kept my nose buried in several books on the topic of the Mission 66 park program and searching for insights into the design process of the architect Benjamin H. Biderman who designed Look Rock Tower. I have also been...

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...