Is the NPS obscure to minority communities? Many minorities grow up not being exposed to park space, and, thus, they grow up without the incline to visit national parks. It is a sad truth to know that people with the same background as me will...

Hi everyone! Remember that 5-day, island-camping adventure to the Channel Islands National Park I told you I'd be participating in? Well guess what, I participated in it! So let me tell you how it went! I took a giant yacht-like boat with the SAMO Youth...

Hi everyone! I want to share a weird but awesome experience I had the other day while stationed at the North Bridge. I do not know if any of you know who or what Hitchbot is, but here is an explanation as to the...

[caption id="attachment_2690" align="aligncenter" width="373"] GOIS 'Site Wide' Treatment Map[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2691" align="aligncenter" width="365"] GOIS 'Monument Core' Treatment Map[/caption] While two of the other interns at OCLP, Kristi and Ericka were off in Acadia last week, Shanaisha and I have been working hard on...

This past week I spent at another Hands on History camp at the Castillo, helping campers and learning more about the fortress. I spent most of the week behind a camera capturing what the campers were doing to put on the Castillo's Facebook page. At...

Hi Friends! I’ve been in San Francisco for five weeks now, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! My research and work here has introduced me to the Pacific West Region in more ways than I ever thought possible. [caption id="attachment_2469" align="alignleft" width="300"]...

Last week I led my first interpretive nature walk down the Lewis and Clark River and it was great. I led two walks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. In the morning I had 50 people, mostly older couples, while the afternoon...

Hello! Jose Gonzalez here :) These photos are from my first field visit, which was to the Paramount Movie Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. This site is on the National Register of National Historic Places at the state level under NR Criterion A, as one of...

Busy days in the office consist of: rummaging through Point Reyes National Seashore’s computer drives to find the best images for the ranger book, continuing to edit the activities I am working on for the junior ranger book, and starting to translate the completed activities...

These past few weeks I have been training high school students and young adults in the Richmond and Washington D.C. areas on how to conduct oral histories for the National Park Service. I've also, through my internship, had the chance to go through a service-wide...

The festivities for Latino Conservation Week started early for me, as I became naturalized on July 9th. Although the ceremony was not done at a national park, the communications team threw a surprise party for me, and this was not just any party. There was...

Hey Friends! I had a pretty spectacular week in Grand Teton National Park. It seems that my weeks just keep getting better and better the more I spend here. [caption id="attachment_2503" align="alignleft" width="297"] Moose-Southern Part of GTNP[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2502" align="alignleft" width="300"] Colter Bay-Northern...

[caption id="attachment_2428" align="alignnone" width="300"] The PAEC Migrant Summer School[/caption] In the first half of my internship at SEAC, I have excavated at a prehistoric Native American site, studied and analyzed oyster shells for a climate change study, and cataloged lithic artifacts from the mounds at...

Hi everyone! I am posting this late but I wanted to share my Fourth of July with all you. At Minute Man NHP we had a reading of the Declaration of Independence by a wonderful volunteer followed by 3 musket shots over the historic...

    One of the projects I am tackling with the Historic American Building Survey office is the documentation of a classic row-housing block in Baltimore. This housing typology is typical all throughout Baltimore, first appearing in the late 1800s. Our team...

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly busy. Between helping out with programs with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SAMO) and working on my project with the César E. Chavez National Monument (CECNM), I've definitely had no down time. But, it has...

Hi Everybody! So I'm already into the 5th week of my internship, and it's starting to hit me how fast time is going by! I feel like there's so many other things to do and see and so little time to complete it all....

With the expanding cultural awareness in the National Parks, being able to communicate with visitors from different cultural backgrounds is essential. Luckily, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has been able to obtain Rosetta Stone in Spanish and made it available for all staff affiliated with the...