This was a week filled with meetings. After the LHIP workshop, we had a group Interpretation and Education review of what worked and what didn't in last Thursday's IMRO workshop. The meeting was productive in looking toward the future of the internship program and helping...

I can proudly say that I survived my first week as an Interpretive Park Ranger Intern at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If you count surviving as the constant battle of defending your life against an onslaught of beetles, spiders, ants, and other bugs...

Outreach is one of my favorite parts of any job --not just here at the National Park Service. This past week I had the great opportunities to help organize the events of two youth groups: Latinos Outdoors Youth Camp and ELK’s Urban Ranger visit to...

Hi y'all! While my goodbye to the GW Parkway was about a week ago, let me write to you now about it. The final week was filled with a lot of goodbyes and finally getting to do some inventory of the Arlington House collection. ...

This week I had the opportunity to attend a few Junior Ranger programs being held around Fire Island National Seashore as part of some outreach programs with some of the nearby communities. As the temperatures start to rise over these hot summer months, children often...

I remember the days leading up to my departure to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. My mom would be looking over my shoulder as I pack my clothes nervously thinking about all the horrids things that could possibly go wrong on the...

When I looked at my schedule this week, I became nostalgic about having to leave. My schedule read “kayak”, “kayak”, and “nature walk”. A dream job. I am extremely thankful for the opportunities of growth and warmth I found at the Lewis and Clark National...

This week marks the end of our two week long summer camps. The camps were a total success with happy campers and counselors. The beautifully orchestrated management could not have been done without the help of coercive group of staff and the gracious leader Cathy...

What a summer! For almost three months, I've been engrossed in 18th and 19th century American pioneer history. And believe me: this journey has not been easy. At times finding multicultural trail goer stories seemed almost impossible. But, what helped me get through this journey is...

Although this is only my fifth week working at the Intermountain Regional Office, this week I had the pleasure of participating in the Latino Heritage Internship Program culminating workshop from Wednesday through Friday. On Wednesday I went in to work half day so as...

I remember my first motorcycle ride. It was a Sunday afternoon in Vienna, Virginia. The sun was setting and my family was visiting my mother's long-time friend Glenda. Glenda's husband owned a red bike. I remember wishing I could ride the bike more than anything at that...

It was an incredible weekend visiting back home but now time to get back to the office. Our supervisors were finally back too! Tegan and Ben were out the office doing some traveling —one of the many perks of being a federal employee (the benefits...

I would like to dedicate this post to my staff at Coronado National Memorial. These past weeks in Arizona have been a tough experience. Though I recently graduated, this is my first time out of the house for so long and it feels like...

This week I had the opportunity to travel to New Mexico with my supervisor, Ben Baldwin, to attend the Southwest Conservation Corps' Ancestral Lands ceremony. The Ancestral Lands program is a conservation corps program in which native youth volunteer to participate in crews. There are...

In my last week here at Colorado National Monument I get to reflect back on all of the amazing things I have learned and accomplished since attending this internship. The importance of preserving sites and artifacts for others, the fun in discovering a prehistoric or...

After having completed our first attendance of Patchogue's Alive After Five two weeks ago, this week has been devoted to preparation of engaging activities for our table representing Fire Island National Seashore! Upon reflection, we had decided to change up our activities to engage a broader...

Getting to spend more time in the park's Small Boat Shop as I wrap up my internship at SF Maritime. I cant believe how fast 10 weeks can feel. With so many volunteers and things to do, there's always something or someone new. However,...

It is my last week working at the South Florida Collection Management Center and I am feeling good about the work that was done. I compiled a year’s worth of historic images (some of which have not been seen in years) that will be used...

¡Hola! [caption id="attachment_8035" align="alignright" width="225"] One of the teams performing maintenance on their solar car.[/caption] This week Homestead National Monument was a pit stop in the American Solar Challenge race! Teams work together to get their solar cars across the country and this...