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...

My first few weeks as a communications intern for NPS have been very rewarding. I have gotten hands on experience with video production, social media, and even got to introduce award winners at a historic preservation award ceremony. More than anything, it has been great getting...

This week my assignment here at Point Reyes is really beginning to unfold and get off to a good start. I am part of a team that is completely redesigning the Junior Ranger program at Point Reyes. National Parks have a Junior Ranger Program that helps...

[caption id="attachment_1075" align="alignleft" width="323"] Fredrick Law Olmsted National Historic Site[/caption] Hello everyone, I have had a very productive first few weeks at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. During week one I dove into my first project, collaborating with Shanasia Sylman (an SCA intern) and Chris...

It’s just around the riverbend (as Pocahontas presumably sang)! I am excited for Latino Conservation Week! :mrgreen:  I will get to plan and execute an event on my own. What’s more, I will be able to creatively connect and engage my culture to nature! Naturally,...

A lot of people think that Los Angeles is just a huge sprawling metropolis. While it is, there is still nature all around. We have the Santa Monica Mountains, Angeles Crest Forest, and other urban parks. The trails there are wonderful - filled with shrubs, sycamore...

I spent my second week at Fort Matanzas National Monument helping with the summer camp that is hosted by Fort Matanzas and the Castillo de San Marcos. The campers learned about an array of things that dealt with science, nature and history. I helped out...

Greetings from sunny Southern California, more specifically, from my neighborhood of Little Armenia in the heart of Hollywood, California! [caption id="attachment_1250" align="aligncenter" width="412"] Blurry, but a picture of our iconic HOLLYWOOD sign, as seen from climbing up to the Griffith Observatory[/caption] My name...

During my time here in Southern Indiana, I am going to be attending the city of Dale’s weekly farmers' market in representation of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. My coworker and friend Aleks, will go along with me, dressed in period clothing from the 1820’s. Although...

This summer I got the amazing privilege to intern at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Cambridge, Maryland.  The monumnet has not opened however, there is still much work get done in anticipation for its opening 2016-2017.  My first week as an intern has...

[caption id="attachment_1179" align="alignleft" width="300"] Example of a drawing generated by the HABS program. El Morro, San Juan, P.R. Image via the Library of Congress Website.[/caption] The Historic American Buildings Survey (H.A.B.S.) has been documenting Architecture in the United States since its founding in 1933....