Hey readers! The Summer season has completely taken over Roanoke (and the rest of the world with record high temperatures on July 4th); it has been quite warm lately. I am not sure what feels stronger-- the warmth of North Carolina sunrays or the heavy weight...

Today I showed up to Chaco Museum and Archives facility and realized just how quickly this internship has gone by.  A lot of what I do here is behind the scenes work, but it's work that helps keep the public informed of how cultural heritage is...

Hello! Glad you're back and checking in on the Grand Canyon's local school composting project!!  The Grand Canyon’s local school hosts a summer school each year and it lasts for the entirety of June. The last week of June sadly came along having to say goodbye...

Hello everyone, I hope my fellow interns are doing well with their projects. This blog is going to be about my favorite part of the internship so far. I don’t think I can exactly choose one, but I want to say that I really enjoy...

I adore waking up every morning and driving through Keystone, South Dakota. Walking up to see the president's sculpture is always a highlight of my day. There are many aspects of my internship that I enjoy, including interacting with other interns and park staff. Interacting...

Throughout the internship my favourite part has been my main project which was the Latino Carnival. There were many steps I took in order for Lincoln Boyhood to attend the event: Going out to dinner with the Carnival directors. The dinner included myself, carnival directors,...

Dear reader, I'm glad you haven't gotten bored of my blogs yet. So far, I've made it half way through my internship in Biscayne National Park. I feel incredibly blessed to be experiencing first hand the wonders of working as marine biologist do.As opposed to going on...

Spending so much time in one of the most beautiful places on earth is a huge plus of this internship, but for me, it has not been the best part. One of my goals in applying for and starting this internship was for me to...

Published by Toni Nicole Ramos, History Science Intern at the Padre Island National Seashore Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Sixteen hours before my final interview for the History Science position at the Padre Island National Seashore, my twelve-year-old dog, Nugget, died. Like many people,...

Since the camp has mostly ended me and my supervisors met to reflect on the work we did. We all agreed that the camp was a huge success and that the kids loved and enjoyed themselves. They were able to experience a summer camp, which...

Dear reader, Time is crunching down quickly. With only a few weeks left of this internship looking back on my time here one thing keeps coming to mind. How did I get so lucky to be placed at a site with such an amazing team? I...

The most exciting aspect of this project is seeing the progress and process in its entirety. Back at school I along with my student cohort did numerous elevations, sections, and site plans drawings of houses, apartments, administrative buildings, mixed use, etc. There was no substance...

This entire internship has been full of amazing curveballs. I did not have any prior knowledge or experience of any of the higher technological aspects of this internship and so I was shocked when I began to get the hang of things so quickly. In the first couple of weeks I was...

There's something uplifting about listening to Julie Andrews sing 'Favorite Things' on a rainy Seattle day. Recounting your favorite things even when you're not bummed out that it's raining outside is also a good exercise in gratitude. I am so grateful to have had the...

Hello again! As we count down the days until the end of my internship I want to share with you all what my favorite part of this internship is. ( Hint: it is not the humidity or the surprise summer rainstorms). Independence National Historical Park is 75...

When we talk about always being flexible and always expecting the unexpected, that’s what happens regularly here at First State National Historical Park (NHP). While I am no stranger to traveling to the unknown, the anxiety is still there. I knew where I was going,...

It’s no secret that Chicago doesn’t have a forest in its back yard, although kids get a taste of the wonderous outdoor being so close to the lake, most of the kids in this area have not ventured far from the amenities of city life....