I began working at Dinosaur National Monument last week as the resource monitoring and science communication intern. My objective for this internship is to contribute to monarch butterfly research and to communicate this information with the general public. After spending my first two days getting...

What’s going on everyone! My time here in the KLGO is coming to end. I have about 3 weeks left, but there are a lot great things coming up. The last couple of weeks have been about organizing Latino Conservation Week events. Sticking to our...

Yesterday was my last field day at Joshua Tree National Park and it did not disappoint! I spent about seven hours in the park and each hour was different than the one before it.  Early in the morning I took off with a JOTR Wildlife...

What’s going on everyone! I hope everyone reading this is having an amazing day. A recap on my week. The KLGO had Susan Bonfield come visit the park. She is the Director of Environment for the Americas. She came to one of my historical walking...

There are places that change you and that you will keep a piece of them close to your heart; Homestead is one of those places.  My last week here has been unexplainable. I’ve been catching up with different things before leaving and today I presented...

What’s going on everyone! Excuse me for the hiatus, but things in the KLGO have been hectic in a good way. I’ve been focusing on developing a historical tour that focuses on the “Women of the Klondike.” Remember our motto is “Go Big or Go Home,”...

Wow! I can’t believe my internship here at Cowpens and Kings Mountain is already over. The summer always goes by quick and I really wish I could have stayed at my internship just a few weeks longer. I will not forget all I have learned...

Ten weeks have passed. Time flies and I can’t believe my stay at Point Reyes National Seashore has ended. I had an incredible time and the summer of 2019 is now the best summer I have ever had. Ten weeks have passed. The field surveys...

Sadly the time has come to say goodbye to the amazing people that I have had the privilege to spend time and work with. It has been an amazing experience to get exposed to the internal aspect of the National Park Service, especially having the...

One of the biggest things about the internship has been the exposure to wonderful people. My experience at Point Reyes National Seashore would not have been as incredible if it wasn’t for everyone I had the pleasure to meet and work with. The following individuals...

Today I was able to work at Valley Forge National Historical Park (Hopewell Furnace sister park) with their Natural Resources staff and Interns. They invited me along to help with a seasonal program they do with the Crayfish Corp. What is the Cray Fish Corp...

     The National Park Services of El Malpais National Monument is a conservation area that’s over 350,000 acres that is primarily covered in lava flows that have contributed to creating a beautiful landscape of untouched lava fields as far as the eye can see....

Today is my last day at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park. This summer has been very enriching and eye opening in a way that I could never have expected. I’ve learned many lessons while being in Charleston. On the actual educational side,...

Stewardship is the intersection between three key principles: Understand, Assess, and Apply. These principles are an approach to applying resource management. Imagine being in charge of all resources (cultural, wildlife, vegetation, and physical sciences) in an area of nearly 800 thousand acres that is all...

The past couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of tracking tortoises with one of the park’s volunteers, Tom. Tom is retired from a long career in the forest service and he is an amazing naturalist. Being out in the field with a naturalist is...

The past month has been both very challenging and rewarding. Most of my projects throughout the course of my internship were lined up for mid-July, and so I've been able to do a large variety of things.  For Latino Conservation Week, I set up a...

For large parts of the past two weeks I have been dedicating my time researching my project by reading primary and secondary source books and documents ranging from the early 19th century up until more recent scholarship from 2016. I have also been going back...

Wow, time flies by when you're having fun! Sadly, my time here at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical park is coming to end, but I won't stop working on projects until my last hour here. As part of my final project, I thought it...

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,...