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...

Time is flying by and I am really feeling the business here in Point Reyes. This week I have had quite a lot to do in the office! The new junior ranger book is really taking shape, but we are nowhere near being finished! So far we...

Hola Amigos! It's scary (and quite sad if I may add) to think that I will be done with my internship in about a month. Since being here, I have learned so much and feel like I have gotten so much closer to achieving...

Hola! So as promised in my previous post, here's what went down on my trip (6/26) in search of historical research information with NPS Environmental Historian Timothy Babalis. We set off to the Santa Monica Mountains (SAMO) archives in search of literary resources for a...

Before the Fourth of July celebrations I attended several events, with and without a camera. As I mentioned before, I created a short video to coincide with the Hartzog award ceremony, which I got to attend and meet all the subjects of my video. The recipient...

My name is Maria Guadalupe Manzo, but my friends and family call me Lupita. I'm a Southern California native who was born in Pomona, but raised in the growing desert town of Victorville. I graduated in 2014 from the University of California, Riverside with a...

On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, I was sitting in the Presentation Ceremony of the Secretary of Interior’s Historic Preservation Awards for 2014. I was perched in the front row of the Department of Interior’s 7th floor penthouse with approximately 50 people. My fellow Washington D.C....

[caption id="attachment_1850" align="alignleft" width="533"] My friend, Tori, and me outside the National Archives[/caption] One of the best things about being in D.C. for my internship is the opportunity to fill my evenings and weekends with visits to great museums. As someone interested in history,...

The weeks of this internship have been flying by! I have been learning and absorbing anything I can.  The process of creating the Jr Ranger book continues in full force. I have been doing a lot of research and talking to different site managers and...