One of the most common questions I get asked by visitors at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is, “Where is the National Park?” Usually, they are a bit taken aback by my response: “You’re standing in it!” While this park doesn’t look like what...

Hi Everyone!  Having started back at the Flagstaff Area National Monuments for my second summer as an intern, I was excited to get back to the monuments and continue the work that I had started last summer. While I am an intern for the three...

Hi everyone! This week I am going to be sharing some clips and photos from a Big Tree Hike that I participated in, led by John Cely. (ABOVE:JOHN CELY BEGINNING THE BIG TREE HIKE) Harry Hampton is the visitor center's namesake and the main leader who advocated for Congaree's...

We have a vegetable garden near the visitor center that grows corn, beans, squash, and amaranth. We water our plants daily and use an irrigation canal just like the ancestral people of Tonto Basin would have used. ...

Driving up to Saguaro National Park begins to unfold the beauty of the sprawling desert-scape. The road winds through the city, with suburbs giving way to fields filled with saguaro cacti. As you climb up the base of the Rincon mountains, you really get a...

            Front facade of Mission Concepción and its convento (left) and the ceiling of its belltower (right). Photos by author.   Crowdsourcing, as the name might imply, requires cooperation between oneself and the people with whom you ultimately depend on for your project....

Welcome Everyone!   Thank you for opening up my blog. My name is Pia Cano and I am originally from Santa Ana, California. I currently attend college at Clark University where I study Race and Ethnic Studies with minors in Art History and Global Environmental Studies. At my...

Sewing on a Display Sleeve for the Freedom Quilt Reconstructed Freedom Quilt on Display at FRNHS. Eighteen working days into my summer internship and they have absolutely flown by! From my first day getting oriented with the area to my current schedule of giving programs...

  Picture of the old Sunken Forest in the sand Dunes of Fire Island National Seashore.    Fire Island National Seashore is located on the southern coast of Long Island, NY. Fire Island National Seashore was established on September 11, 1964, as an effort to protect 26...

Washington Monument at the National Mall. My first two weeks have been nothing but amazing! I have learned so much about the different tree species and how to identify them. Not going to lie, I was a little bit confused at first, but I am...

Hi there, my name is David! Originally from Chicago, I am in the nation’s capital as the new Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) intern in the National Park Service (NPS) Office of Communications! I joined the bureau to spread the word about the natural and...

Taking a selfie with the National Park Service Bison in front of the historic Faneuil Hall in Boston Howdy Everyone! Bienvenidos! My name is Sophia Grande and welcome to my blog. A little about me, I'm from the Washington, DC area (a.k.a the DMV) and I'm...

A view at the salt marshes of Watch Hill at Fire Island National Seashore. The "heart" of the magical Sunken Forest is where all trails converge. In this part of the forest, American Holly trees grow tallest and this is one of the oldest part...

Hi everyone! I have now spent 3 weeks at my park!!! This week I will be sharing some of the cool activities and animals I saw. Click on the video below to see what I did during my first week!  https://youtu.be/QAsT0uc6KeQ Special Thanks to Journalist Emily Williams and Photographer Andrew...

As the title says, "Welcome to Biscayne", and what a welcome I have had. To start off, I'd like to introduce this park to anyone who may have not ever heard of it. Biscayne National Park is located in Miami with 95% of its domain...

The 1836 Obelisk installed for the bicentennial of the town of Concord displaying the feelings toward the British at the time and located on the eastern side of the bridge. The chimney from the Samuel Hartwell House Site remains after a fire in 1968. Minute...