Growing up near Zion, I would always hear about the main attractions there; Angel’s Landing, the Narrows, and Emerald Pools. When I started there, I stuck to these hikes as well as some of the other common trails. However, I’ve learned that there is a...

Hello again, I am halfway through my architectural internship in Washington, DC at the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) office in the Department of Interior - Stewart Lee Udall Building. I have picked up new skills in software that was unfamiliar to me previously, such as; PTGui,...

Throughout my weeks here at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, I've met so many wonderful co-workers and visitors. If I have to choose one individual that inspires me it would be Farmer Anthony. Farmer Anthony is a park ranger that takes on the role of educating...

As I try to pinpoint the most notable thing I've learned since beginning this internship, it's difficult to choose just one item of knowledge. I started this experience believing that I had a basic proficiency using ArcGIS Pro, the software that we use to create...

Hello!! Glad you’re back to catch up with me and the Grand Canyon :)  This past weekend the Grand Canyon hosted a park-wide Juneteenth event! I volunteered along with some other amazing volunteers who came down from Zion to help out. It was a fantastic event...

Hello everyone, Today I wanted to go over what I have learned from living here over a month. A lot of this is about a furry herbivore known as the Muskox. They are survivors of the Ice Age and were reintroduced to Alaska in the 1930's...

My summer job at Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been a great source of inspiration for me. I have found that working here has unlocked new aspects of my creativity, mental clarity, and physical health. As an artist, I know creative blocks can be frustrating,...

This past week we had the Viva La Musíca camp at the Barataria Preserve! It was such a great rewarding experience getting to work with Latinx children from the community. We played and learned about all different styles of music and the connection to New...

Hello friends! The Florida Keys are composed of ancient coral reefs. Although some of the keys have been developed, Biscayne's main keys: Boca Chita, Elliot Key, and Adams Key remain a safe haven for marine wildlife. In the 1950's, Biscayne's keys became a popular destination for...

Growing up near Rocky Mountain National Park I was accustomed to seeing Park Rangers and volunteers completing regular scheduled interpretive programs. Other Rangers could often be found maintaining the abundance number of natural resources, and the park had significantly more people visiting. I was shocked...

Rain rain, go away, come again another day! I am used to singing that to myself when the Orioles were at risk of getting rained out. Nowadays, I am singing that while I am in on-site housing with the near-daily thunderstorms. More relevant, I thought the...

Aloha all, I’ve learned so much about language, culture, geology, wildlife and myself while working at Haleakala. Although I’m familiar with living in Hawaii, theres always more to absorb and every moment has something to learn from here. Some of the most memorable things that I’ve learned...

This is on our way to the Daniel Beard Research Center. Dylann, the team lead, Alec Greening Youth intern, Laura a Teacher Ranger Teacher, and also with Jessica from Fish and Feathers.This was a day that was packed with fascinating revelations and fascinating information. Regarding...

Hello again from Philly! We are at the halfway point of the program and there is so much to share about what I have learned here so far. Not only have I been learning about interpretation and visitor engagement skills, but I have also met so...

ArcGIS applications for the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Published by Toni Nicole Ramos, History Science Intern at the Padre Island National Seashore Division of Sea Turtle Science and RecoveryKemp’s ridley sea turtles are listed as the most endangered and threatened species of all...

On 111th Street big houses stand. Stairs led up to Victorian style porches. Walking past into the neighborhood row homes begin with brick facades and green or red alternating wooden porches. Trees line the sidewalks to provide a healthy amount of shade, little front yards...

Hello everyone! As previously mentioned, first Friday in the town of Globe is coming up. Meaning I have been reading and learning a lot about the typical things people see when using a solar telescope. It's been a lot of solar flares, spots and the sun cycle....

In the last two weeks, I met someone who has been a federal employee for 60 years, attended an all-hands meeting where years and decades of service were recognized by regional staff, and was invited to a retirement party for a beloved employee. I learned from...

  Dear reader, I am currently at the halfway point of my internship! It has been an absolute pleasure being apart of the Salem Maritime (SAMA) and Saugus Iron Works (SAIR) teams! The National Park Service works with a huge variety of people and partners, in this...