Bienvenidos a mi parque, Saguaro National Park, está ubicado a  8.4 miles de mi casa, sin embargo mi familia y yo hemos visitado este parque un total de 3 veces en mis 23 años de vida. De hecho, cuando yo le dije a mis padres que iba a...

As part of my internship, I have developed two different programs, A Big Tree Talk and a Giant Tree Walk. Translating these to Spanish was actually more challenging than I thought! There are lots of "nature words" that I don’t typically use, so I had...

In the process of reading primary and secondary sources concerning the jobs that Mexicans were doing at Bent’s Old Fort, I came to learn about a new aspect of slavery that I never knew. While reading about the fort during its peak years as a...

The biggest festivity in the park, Homestead Days, took place in late June. It was like taking a journey to the past and getting familiar with the Homestead Era. From seeing artisans sewing, chefs cooking as they did in the 1860’s, people adorned in...

 

“I promise to protect Rocky Mountain National Park and all my neighborhood parks!” These are my favorite words out of the Jr. Ranger pledge here at Rocky Mountain National Park. Every time a child fills out his or her Jr. Ranger Book, they come in...

Unsure. Denial. Possibly the best three words that described how I felt before heading out to Yosemite National Park for my aquatic internship this summer. While I can’t deny that I am excited to start working in Yosemite this summer, there are still so many...

Hello! I’m Trinity Pineda and I am currently finishing up my 3rd year at UC Davis as a Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major. I’m originally from Chula Vista, California where I grew up, went to high school, and began to develop my interests. The...

Latino Conservation Week (LCW) has finally come! Since the beginning of my internship, I have been looking forward to this week and our LWC event at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. I partnered up with a fellow intern here to create an event to support the...

This internship has brought so many opportunities, and has given me experiences that can last a lifetime! Recently, our park just celebrated the 122 year anniversary of the arrival of the infamous S.S. Portland that contained 1 ton of GOLD! This event sparked the Klondike...

Every year for as long as I can remember I’ve watched the same Independence Day fireworks display at the same park, with the same loved ones. This was my first 4th of July away from home. Fortunately, my coworkers made some holiday plans and invited...

Hi everyone,

These past three weeks have been physically and mentally challenging for my research project.

I’ve been occupied collecting data throughout Grant Grove – Kings Canyon National Park and I must have to say it has been a wonderful journey. I have visited several areas throughout...

Every year, for as long as I can remember, I’ve watched the same Independence Day fireworks display at the same park, with the same loved ones. This was my first 4th of July away from home. Fortunately, my coworkers made holiday plans and invited me...

Last Wednesday I was able to visit Reconstruction Era National Historical Park with my wonderful coworker, Matt. Located in Beaufort, South Carolina, the park deals with different facets of the integration of the previously enslaved peoples into society during the Reconstruction Era. The park is...

Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to participate in a kayak trip along the Intracoastal Waterway behind Fort Moultrie.

I thought it was fantastic that my job for the day was simply to paddle along. That's something I can definitely get used to!

It was a really...

Hola amigos soy Melisa, pero me apodo Mely. Mi madre es de Ecuador, mi padre es de Nueva Jersey, pero yo soy de Tucson, Arizona. Toda mi vida crecí en el sureste de Tucson, lugar bendecido con abundancia de saguaros, puestas de sol ardientes y...

Here’s an overview of a few projects that I have been involved in during the last few weeks:

My first program: Mammals, Binoculars and Birding

Point Bonita YMCA organized a visit to Point Reyes National Seashore to bring out kindergarten campers for...

Latino Conservation Week is about promoting conservation efforts in communities and showing support for the protection of our environment. To celebrate Latino Conservation Week in this blog, I’m going to step away from monarch butterflies at Dinosaur National Monument and share some of what I...

I will be starting my LHIP internship at Dinosaur National Monument in a little less than two weeks. I found out I would be doing this internship back in March so I have had several months to look ahead to this summer. Finally, I am...

A wise woman once sang, 


“Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there

Ain't about what's waiting on the other side

It's the climbbbbbbb!” 


Ok so maybe Miley Cyrus wasn't literally talking about hiking but I totally felt...