Is it really week 10? This summer has flashed before my eyes! Of course we couldn’t wrap up the ‘last week’ at OCLP without a big presentation to display and explain all of the work that we have completed this summer. And it wouldn’t...

  These past two weeks have been filled with archaeology in every way possible! From archaeological surveys and recordings, to museum collections containing thousands of recovered artifacts, these two weeks were my dream come true. We're still working on one of the two sections of...

[caption id="attachment_2974" align="alignleft" width="300"] NPS summer interns practicing CPR on infants[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3148" align="alignright" width="300"] This section was definitely useful to know since we're in the national parks this summer![/caption] [caption id="attachment_2971" align="alignnone" width="178"] Santa Monica Mountains summer interns playing close attention to...

The image above is of an aviary which was in use during the Harry Miller period at Peter Strauss Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. "Peter Strauss Ranch is a historic site eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A (association...

Just like the previous week, this past week was filled with joy, slightly less frustration, and tons of food. For this round of camp, we had 22 7th-9th graders. What's really cool was that through the outreach that I and another intern did, we were...

  Fellow LHIPster Naomi Doddington and I collaborated on documenting a pergola structure located within the former mansion of famous Andrew Carnegie, now the Cooper Hewit Design Museum. The pergola is composed of four free standing limestone columns which support a three level wooden trellis with...

Hey everyone! So these past two weeks have been eventful and exciting (good thing I remember them for the most part). As usual, I've been working on my exhibit, but since my time here is coming to a close we have been making more...

Each time I begin a new rotation at SEAC, I say that it’s my favorite. Excavating at a prehistoric Native American site, compiling data for a climate change study, teaching students about archaeology – each rotation has offered a new perspective and the chance to...

Okay, so maybe ghost hunting is a little adventurous. Nevertheless, I did find myself back at Fort Hunt a couple of times last week checking the site out and learning more about the history. Fort Hunt has been a round for a long time:...

But it was worth it! [caption id="attachment_3032" align="alignnone" width="169"] part of the collection of baskets at NMAI.[/caption] My week started early on Monday with a trip to the Smithsonian's National museum of the American Indian's Cultural Resource Center. There, we got to see...

As the 10-week segment of my internship comes to a close, I am excited to report that my position has been extended for an additional year. There has been a lot of turnover at the office, and having the centennial celebrations just around the corner,...

Looking at the social justice movements in the United States the theory does in fact exist and explains the current issues that have impacted Chicano/a communities. To indicate time of history we certify the 1848 the end of the Mexican-American war by the treaty of...

As the summer comes to a close, I'm taking stock of all that I've done and learned. I've lost count of the number of museums I've visited, but I enjoyed every one. I've shopped in local boutiques and spent time in various parks. I've also...

The program is coming to it’s end for me and although I am ecstatic to get home to my daughter and my husband, I look back on these past 9 (almost 10) weeks with such a varied scope – the natural ebb and flow mimics...

I have just finished week 7 of my 10 week internship and it went by so fast! This week I was set to present the work I have done on the Harriet Tubman Jr. Ranger booklet. The booklet will contain information and activities related to the future...

The concept behind HAF and the Latino Heritage Internship was quite appealing; I agreed with the need for a better relationship between national parks and the Latino community. My interest in museum studies really opened my eyes to the demographics of educational institutions, such as museums and...

Can you believe that last week we have started our FINAL project for the summer? … I can’t either! Where has the summer gone? In the mist of realizing that my internship is almost coming to an end, our team has collaborated with Alex von...

Hey Friends! It seems that my since my time here is getting shorter, I'm busier than ever trying to get everything done and accomplished. This week was pretty exciting for many reasons. The first because I was able to do a ride along with medic 1, second...