I have to admit that moving from North Carolina all the way out to Colorado, I was pretty scared. As this internship progressed, I have had nothing but positive experiences. But eventually, we have to return to the office and put all the hard work we have done in...

I had the opportunity thanks to my supervisor, Ranger Christopher Bentley, to travel to the other two parks within the Southeast Arizona Group(SEAZ group) which includes Chiricahua National Monument(NM), and Fort Bowie National Historic Site(NHS). Though all parks are part of the same group, each...

Hey all, Lowell is my hometown and my friends and most of my family live here; I very naturally call this place home. But, it was not like that for everyone, especially my family. I am a first generation American. My parents immigrated here from...

As the end of my summer internship comes to an end, I can't help but reflect on all that I have done while being in the Pacific NorthWest. Setting up the control network with Jeremy, my NPS sensei, has been our number one focus, but...

It’s been an interesting week for the park service thanks to Pokemon Go. Another LHIP intern has joined me at the Intermountain Regional Office, Cory, and we were immediately put into the chaos of this new app. Our supervisors and even other employees in our...

¡Hola! [caption id="attachment_7480" align="alignright" width="225"] With artists in residence Casey and Katie.[/caption] Back when I was arranging the date for my arrival to Homestead National Monument, I was told that it would be best to drive there so that I would have a...

Hey Everyone, These past two weekends have been busy for the staff at the Women's Rights National Historical Park. From July 8th - 10th, 2016 the Park participated in Canal Festival, which celebrates the history of the Erie Canal in New York State. The...

I’m still working out the conks in my incomplete tree of knowledge of the Pacific Northwest region. Recently, I have gained an interest in the importance of pollinators to the ecosystem. Bumblebees, flying dragons, damselflies, birds, and even mosquitoes are all included in this group....

They left their country as people, they arrived as laborers. I can hear my mother say, "Who's gonna clean their homes? Who's gonna work the fields? Los americanos don't want to do that." In the process of drafting my final essay I have...

My expectations were set high. I remember every thing my professors said Santa Fe told would be: beautiful, incredible, breathtaking. After calling this place home for over a month I know what they said is true. This city breaths inspiration and international cultural, no matter where you're from. This may sound...

The last few days I have kept my nose buried in several books on the topic of the Mission 66 park program and searching for insights into the design process of the architect Benjamin H. Biderman who designed Look Rock Tower. I have also been...

It all started with Sasquatch. My supervisor, Cathy Peterson, hands me a doll size version of Sasquatch at the beginning of camp preparation. Summer camps start next week with two groups of around thirty middle-school aged youth here at the Lewis and Clark NHP. To...

As Latino Conservation Week kicks off, we have everything prepared and ready to go here at Lake Mead. We had the opportunity to go out and give a brief presentation about the rafting trip, to the group of volunteers that will be joining us this...

As I was researching on the history of the C&O Canal, I came across some interesting facts that resemble todays patterns of migration and immigrant workers. According to the history of the C&O Canal, Canal board members realized that they didn't have sufficient laborers...

The past two weeks have been busy at SEKI; from contacting community service groups to planning my two Latino Conservation Week events this weekend. The first event tomorrow will consist of a volunteer project measuring the diameter of some of the sequoias. Since these measurements...

This week has been focused on writing and research for the Existing Conditions report. This report features information on a variety of characteristics written up by Ella, Jenna, Angelina, and myself based on our site visits to the eleven residential properties in Cape Cod during...

Latino Conservation Week is well underway right now.  At the Centennial office, I got to work on communications and social media around Latino Conservation Week.  Myself and Yaneris, LHIP intern at the WASO Comms office, both worked on the translation portion of the press releases for...

Through my internship I have been working in the South Florida Collection Management Center. SFCM manages the collections for the four south Florida National Parks, which include Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. SFCM manages and...