Hey friends! Hope your 4th of July week/weekend was great! Words cannot even describe how much fun I am having here in Wyoming. Monday was a fairly regular day here at the LRS Preserve. Long lines of cars, hundreds of visitors, and a lot of heat....

On the second week of the Discover SF! Youth Heritage Program, our group of students and program leaders visited a National Historic Landmark, Alcatraz Island. Park Ranger Benny Batom introduced us to the history of the island through various artifacts from the significant time periods...

As you all may be familiar with the Pyramids in Egypt, the Colosseum in Rome, and many other well known world historic places, San Antonio Missions has just been put up in that ranking class level and will be known worldwide as of  July 5,...

Picture this- Pennacook Indians and neighboring tribes meeting at the near mile drop of the Pawtucket Falls, fishing for salmon and sturgeon in the bountiful Merrimack river. Fast forward to 1655, fifteen European families settle in their new agricultural home, Chelmsford, specifically East Chelmsford. Now, add...

Hey everyone! Time has passed by quickly. I hope everyone is enjoying their site and learning learning about the history of the NPS and your National Park. I want to share with you a unique experience I had during my site’s training week. I...

A lot has happened in the past two weeks it's hard to keep track of everything! I really can't believe it's nearing the end of my third week here - time is going by too fast. So, last week I began researching for the rock...

My program titled, "Can You be the Next Lincoln?" is a ranger program sponsored through the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial that is presented weekly on Wednesdays. This program focuses on asking young kids: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I believe...

Hola todos! This past week has flown by so quickly – it is already at the midpoint of the internship program, and with weeks just flying by it seems that the following five will surely attempt to go by without much apology. [caption id="attachment_1901"...

Hello, everyone! This is my first blog post and first off, I am so excited to begin this adventure in a new part of the country. My name is Edrea Mendoza and I am 22 years old. I just finished my undergraduate degree at the...

Hello! Jose Gonzalez here. I just completed my first week working at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. I am working in the Archaeological and Cultural Resources Department. These images are of a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) map I am working on with...

Astoria, Oregon is a city where everyone knows everyone. With a population of less than 10,000 it shouldn't be surprising. Coming from a big city like Los Angeles, where the population is 3.8 million in the city and 10 million county wide, I wasn't sure...

After two weeks, staff training is now over. I enjoyed learning gun safety, CPR, and kayaking with all 50 staff members of the park. Now, it's nice to  begin working on my own projects. My internship is divided into two parts: interpretation and cultural resources....

I guess the saying "Third time's a charm" is actually quite true. Last Thursday I presented my third "Explore the Preserve" program here at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. After having an unsuccessful first experience, my team did a great job of encouraging me and...

During the first week of the Discover SF! Youth Heritage Program, staff from the National Park Service, San Francisco Heritage, and the Galing Bata Filipino Education Center took a group of middle school students on a walking tour of the Central SOMA (South of Market) neighborhood....

I am so happy and privileged to be working in the Park History Program with the National Park Service. I absolutely love my internship and I cannot wait for next week, when I get to help lead a workshop in teaching high school students,  in...

It is important that our youth are connected with their history, here in San Antonio they can look back 300 years. Today not a lot of the youth even know that the missions exist right in their back yard. With today's technology kids are easily...

As much as I love digging in the hot Florida sun, I am so happy to be back in an air-conditioned, mosquito-free office. And while I won't be digging for prehistoric artifacts, I will be doing something equally fascinating. Well, at least I...