Since my position at Tonto National Monument is assistant solar technician, and as someone who is also new to this subject, I think it is very important to make science accessible. For example, lets look at the word: Heliophysics Its a large word that is unfamiliar, but...

As we approach the week of the intern conference in D.C. and I have begun preparing my presentation, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on everything I have worked on, the things I have completed, the knowledge I've gained, and the people I...

Groundhogs at the HouseLooking for Dragonfly LarvaeThe LedgesHolding an American ToadBaby BeaverBat MonitoringThe ColosseumMe with a Downy WoodpeckerYellow WarblerMe and My Coworkers with a Blue Jay Previous image Next image I came to Cuyahoga Valley National Park on May 19 and now I am getting ready to leave...

Hello Again,I am over halfway through my architectural internship in Washington, DC at the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) office in the Department of Interior - Stewart Lee Udall Building.My favorite part of this internship is creating the floor plans and elevations of the building...

As the summer comes to an end and I close the door on my internship with the WASO Office of Communications, I find myself deeply reflective about the experience I've had through LHIP and the NPS. This journey has been nothing short of eye-opening and...

Every Friday and Saturday a group of citizen scientists walk a transect in Cuyahoga Valley National Park and count butterflies by species using binoculars and occasionally a butterfly net. I joined them on several days this summer and dusted off my butterfly ID skills. The...

The other day I had my biggest rove yet: Old Rag. You may be asking, what is Old Rag? Let's say if you are a Virginian, it's almost a right of passage that you must do at some point! It is one of Virginia's most challenging...

It was my pleasure to attend The Octogon, one of the nation's symbols of power. Created by the first Capitol architect,William Thornton, it was completed in 1801. It belonged to Virginia’s most prominent family, John Tayloe III, his wife Ann Ogle Tayloe, and their 15...

Throughout my time here at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, I have gained many different experiences that will prepare and propel me forward. All the outreach projects I have accomplished has given me new insight for working with the community and finding my own means of...

Hello everyone, I’m not sure if it’s just me, but this internship definitely went by quicker than I expected. I can’t believe it’s already that time where we’re getting ready for our presentations in DC. To recap this chapter of my life as an LHIP,...

I recently had the opportunity to cross-train with one of Shenandoah’s many departments! It allowed me the chance to see what other types of operations are going on in the park. I chose to cross-train with the Backcountry crew because it seemed like a fascinating...

Hey readers! The Summer season has completely taken over Roanoke (and the rest of the world with record high temperatures on July 4th); it has been quite warm lately. I am not sure what feels stronger-- the warmth of North Carolina sunrays or the heavy weight...

Today I showed up to Chaco Museum and Archives facility and realized just how quickly this internship has gone by.  A lot of what I do here is behind the scenes work, but it's work that helps keep the public informed of how cultural heritage is...

Hello! Glad you're back and checking in on the Grand Canyon's local school composting project!!  The Grand Canyon’s local school hosts a summer school each year and it lasts for the entirety of June. The last week of June sadly came along having to say goodbye...

Hello everyone, I hope my fellow interns are doing well with their projects. This blog is going to be about my favorite part of the internship so far. I don’t think I can exactly choose one, but I want to say that I really enjoy...

I adore waking up every morning and driving through Keystone, South Dakota. Walking up to see the president's sculpture is always a highlight of my day. There are many aspects of my internship that I enjoy, including interacting with other interns and park staff. Interacting...