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....

Hey everyone! My name is Alex Gomez, a fourth year student studying in the architecture program at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. For those of you who don’t know where Pomona is it is located in the LA area (where I was born...

These past couple of weeks settling into work at the National Register and life in D.C. has been eventful to say the least. Work has kept me busy, researching, reading and sifting through various architectural styles and forms – learning more about specific barn styles,...

Hello, I’m Jessica Coronel, originally from Pico Rivera, California. I grew up in a humble household alongside two older brothers and hardworking Mexican immigrant parents, with an interest of exploring the great outdoors. Currently I am a student at the University of California, Merced majoring...

Greeting from Point Reyes National Seashore! My first week of work is officially over and it went by like a breeze. Every day was vastly different and if I were to sit here and write about everything I did, it would take many pages...

Hello everyone, my name is Loreto Lopez and I'm spending my ten weeks at Amistad National Recreation Area in Del Rio Texas! Just to provide you all with some basic facts about myself: I'm 20 years old and from Montebello, CA where I've lived my...