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 a short hike...

I can’t believe this is my last week as a National Park Service intern! The summer has gone by so quickly and everything feels bittersweet. One thing I know for sure is that I am incredibly grateful to have been given the chance to complete...

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...

Hello readers, The past two weeks have continued to be fun and full of learning. To this date, we are still producing the digital drawings of our row house closing in on the end product. It has been very interesting working with the point cloud and also the field...

For weeks we had been preparing the commemoration for the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence! This year's annual Independence Day celebration on the National Mall was like no other! It featured music, flyovers, fireworks, and President Donald J. Trump “Salute to America.” In...

Hello everyone my latest update is finally here from Cowpens National Battlefield/Kings Mountain National Battlefield! This week I learned the main roles of park rangers and volunteers. They both work and operate in aiding the park by working or volunteering. I learned that it is...

Whether you call it pampas, prairies, praderas, or temperate grassland, they were declared the world’s most endangered ecosystem according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in 2008 , a new thing that I just learned here at Homestead National Monument of America....

Hello again everyone I’m here today to talk about an influential person here at my park/battlefield! The best influential person here at my internship between both parks is a park ranger Rolland. He is very knowledgeable on the history of the Battle of Cowpens during...

Hello again everyone I’m here today to talk about an unexpected journey I had here at my park/battlefield! The unexpected journey that I was able to experience was getting an opportunity to go to Ninety Six National Historic Site dressed up as an American Revolutionary...

Since I have been here at Cowpens National Battlefield and Kings Mountain National Military Park I have learned so much. I have learned the day to day operations of the visitor centers, meeting and greeting visitors and guests to both parks, in addition to my...

I have been at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and I can honestly say that this place is really growing on me. These past weeks I have been out engaging with the public and conducting my Netul Walk program, which has been great. It...

National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA) was officially established in 1965, it contains more than 1,000 acres of the oldest protected park lands in the National Park Service. The National Mall is America's front yard, featuring the Washington Monument, WWII and Lincoln Memorials, 156 reservations,...