Welcome back my dear readers! This time we are going to take a pause on the historical trip to talk about what my project this summer is all about. As previously mentioned, I am a Latino Outreach Ambassador at First State National Historical Park. I...

My projects here at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is to reach out to the Latino community in the neighboring towns and find ways to bring them to the park. As part of that project, I’ve been working on translating the Junior Ranger Book for kids...

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first blog post-- my name is Pia Cano and I am the interpretive design intern at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in North Carolina. While I am originally from Santa Ana, California, I have just moved to North Carolina. I was...

The sun is defiantly a relevant character here in the Sonoran desert and a solar-telescope is even more relevant. Being here with LHIP (Latino Heritage Internship Program), the goal established was to learn how to use a solar-scope and create a binder for the staff for...

For my internship I will be working under not only the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park but also their partner organization Vivia La Musica. The organization serves the immigrant youth in New Orleans by providing them the opportunity to have access to a quality...

In Cuyahoga Valley National Park, environmental remediation efforts on the Cuyahoga River birthed the park's creation after the river caught fire for the twelfth time in 1969. In order to track the resulting change in environmental health, the park's resource management department began weekly surveys...

Aloha all, I'm writing to you from Maui, Hawaii at Haleakala National Park. I've been here a little over 3 weeks now and am finally starting to settle in a bit. My work weeks are filled with learning, absorbing, and then relaying information to park visitors...

Crawl. Walk. And then run. In season three of the HBO hit series, "The Wire," Isiah Whitlock Jr.’s character relayed this message to Idris Elba’s character. While the context (and setting) differs, I reflected on this saying as the ideal way to develop and learn...

My main project in Haleakala will be an interpretational mix of a few things consisting of geology, hawaiian culture, and endemic birds and fish to the area! I will be presenting a 30 minute educational interpretational talk that will encompass all of the topics listed below. My ...

Dear reader,Welcome back to the east coast, where the skies have been filled with smoke from Canadian wild fires and rain that has been matched with temperatures under 60 degrees. That hasn’t stopped the season from moving forward! Since I last posted, the teams were...

Time flies! It's week five and I am starting to dive into my main project this summer. I am working on the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Park Planning Portfolio and the General Management Plan (GMP) Review Memo draft. Last week, I completed the required training...

I am standing in the middle of farmland called the Hole in the Donut. This is one of the numerous solution holes that dot the landscape of the Everglades. Solution holes are karst potholes that formed when the sea level and the water table were lower...

Hello everyone! My projects at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial include contacting the neighbouring cities surrounding Lincoln Boyhood and attending events happening in those cities. For example, my first project (which is the biggest) is happening in Dale, Indiana and it is a Latino Carnival on June...

Crossing borders George Pullman was a man who knew what he wanted out of his business ventures. After amassing his riches in Colorado during the gold rush, selling tools and necessities to people in search of gold, he eventually made his way back to Chicago. There...

Hello, My name is Steven Esparza. This summer, I am in the Latino Heritage Internship Program with the Environment for the Americas. I am working as an Architectural Intern in the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) department for the National Park Service. This past week, I...

Hello again!It has been another week here at Independence NHP and although the weather and air quality have been less than ideal, there was lots to do and learn as I wrap up week 3.This week, I want to share with you all the main...

Hi everyone! This blog post will be a short and sweet. Over the past three weeks, I have been brainstorming on what art related projects to complete at Rocky Mountain National Park. My "big idea" is to develop a video documenting all of the art work...

Keeping Up with the Kemp's Published by Toni Ramos, History Science Intern at the Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS) Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Martha Villalba-Guerra (grey shirt) and Toni Ramos (blue shirt) work together to excavate 101 Kemp's ridley eggs during peak nesting season. Everyone...