After a week and a half of exploration through the narrow passages among the winding streets of Boston much can be said about the character of the city. I once read that what makes a historic, or ancient city so beautiful is the potential to get lost....

As operations came to an end on the Pillar Dollar, it has only lead to more questions than answers.  For instance, previously I mentioned that the ship was constructed of hickory (known due to the dendrochronology and speciation analysis from a keel core sample) and...

It was Memorial Day weekend and my first activity at the park was a rafting trip down the Colorado River the morning after I arrived to Las Vegas.  I was extremely excited and full of energy to have such an adventurous start to my internship....

As the days go by I continue falling in love with this park. Every time I go down to the lake I cannot emphasize how beautiful Lake Mead looks. The various shades of brown to red boulder mountains allow the lake’s rich turquoise blue color...

Introduciré una simple historia general de Puerto Rico, antes de tocar el tema de la conservación de artefactos históricos. Todo comenzó hace 17 millones de años, donde se originó una piedra gigantesca volcánica, aunque en el trascurso del tiempo va obteniendo diversas características geológicas...

  This internship has officially launched! I am currently getting settled into my office located in the Bill Robertson Center in the Everglades, and getting used to the official title of Archives Intern. I am also learning a lot about the history of the Everglades National...

My name is Fernando Rojas and I'm a rising sophomore at Yale University. I'm spending 10 weeks in Topeka, Kansas researching Mendez v. Westminster. I've been given the amazing opportunity to work on the case that ended school segregation for Mexican-American students in Santa Ana,...

I have been a Grand Teton Naturalist Ranger for officially a week now. I have met people from all over the world, seen a Grizzly and her cub roam freely, initiated a 70 year old in as a “junior park ranger”, and helped an injured...

Hey everybody! It's me again, Daniela, and I am back for my SECOND summer with the Lowell National Historical Park! I could not be happier about that! This year has started off on such a positive and upbeat note and let me tell you why:...

This week has been all about training with the Interpretation & Resource Education Department with the Grand Canyon National Park NPS staff along with many, many other interns. Many of them from the Greening Youth Foundation who attend various HBCU campuses. Trainings have included from how...

Last Saturday I left Maryland for the Land of Enchantment. The plane ride was 5 hours, so like many plane goers, I designated my flight time as siesta time. However, when I woke up and heard the flight attendant utter “have a great day, and...

"Being Mexican is a state of soul—not one of mind, not one of citizenship. Neither eagle or serpent, but both. And like the ocean, neither animal respects borders."—Gloria Anzaldúa THE PEOPLE INVOLVED Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez (Source: Sylvia Mendez) The story of...

This has been one tough week for me! My work week is Monday through Thursday 10 hours a day.  It’s an especially a long day in the hot sun and dry air. Thankfully I have been adapting to the weather as the week goes on....

Astoria, Oregon is a picturesque, storybook town along the Oregon coast. A place with deep Native American culture, where fish canneries and logging flourished in the 1900s, and has developed into a richly artistic community. I recognized it was a special place as soon as...

Let me start off by saying, I hate driving. When I read the welcome letter from NPS stating that driving would be one of the most dangerous things that we would actually do all I could think was “whoop-de-doo I’m in for an interesting summer”....

In the four very different cities that I've lived in for the past six years, the ocean has always been a common denominator that gave me a sense of comfort and familiarity. Needless to say, it was strange flying into Redding without the ocean's royal blue hue...

Hi there! I just finished my first week at the Grand Canyon (GRCA), and let me tell you, the heat is out of control. The weekend I arrived, there was an excessive heat warning, meaning that in two consecutive days, the temperature was 105 degrees...

As we embark on our longest family road trip yet, I reflect on the Lewis and Clark Expedition that led to the same destination -- Astoria, Oregon. Ours is a much more mapped and air-conditioned journey of course. The famous explorers traveled west in...