The past couple 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 an...

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It’s hard to believe that I’ve been here for almost six and a half weeks! It’s been so amazing getting familiar with the terrain and appreciating the beauty of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

 

This week, I attended a talk by retired ranger Bill...

Point Reyes National Seashore houses an incredible amount of wildlife diversity that includes elephant seals, the endemic Tule elks, and black oystercatchers to name a few (I wish I could list all the animals I have seen, but I'll be kind to the...

What is going on everyone! Let’s give a shout out to the weather. The weather changes within minutes here in Alaska. You wake up with the sun shining bright in the sky, and you decide to go out in shorts and a t-shirt. However, you...

En route to some bee monitoring field work, I got to spend some time with my boss on a lengthy drive through the park. Joshua Trees and granite boulders slide across the landscape, and I decide to take advantage of this time to ask him questions...

When you venture out to the forest for field work or to just explore the beauty nature has to offer. The feeling of uncertainty lurks around each unseen corner and you never know what you might come across, especially when you hike through these dominate forces...

I will keep this one very short because I can write an entire book about this special individual. Maria Guadalupe Lopez Arroyo is certainly the most influential person in my life and there's no chance I would be at this stage of my...

What’s going on everyone! My name is Edgar Hernandez. This summer I will be the Interpretive and Outreach Intern representing the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, Alaska.

I am from the Pico-Union neighborhood in the outskirts...

What’s going on everyone! A lot of great things happened this week. First, let’s pay our respects to the bears. This week in the KLGO we had our first bear advisory go into effect. We were advised not to hike on our own as there were...

Bainbridge Island was one of the first places in the United States that moved Japanese families to Japanese internment camps after the Pearl Harbor bombings. We visited the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, where the stories of the Japanese families are told and remembered, so that...

 

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Last week I again joined the deaf and hard of hearing volunteer group on their day of exploration around Sequoia and Kings Canyon. We started out from Wolverton camp to drive to Kings Canyon, which had been carved out thousands of years ago by glaciers...

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...

Homestead National Monument of America is full of history, the best ones are those from visitors who tell how their ancestors came to homestead in America from different parts of the world. I especially love to hear volunteer’s stories since they are aware of the...

I, having just left the University of Florida after pursuing a bachelor's degree in English, love all things story related. I especially love a good spooky story. 

For this internship I was to move to Charleston to work for and through the community (which I am...

Although I’ve always had to plan events for smaller groups of people throughout college because of my various work environments, I’ve always done so alone.

Recently, in preparation for Latino Conservation Week and the Annual Sweetgrass Basket Festival in Mount Pleasant, I and the rest of...

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When I am not giving interpretive programs, you can most likely find me at the visitor center answering visitor questions and trip planning. I hadn’t realized this before but working a visitor center desk, you need to know a LOT of information....

The past couple 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 an...

What’s going on everyone! A lot of great things happened this week. First, let’s pay our respects to the bears. This week in the KLGO we had our first bear advisory go into effect. We were advised not to hike on our own because there...

Blog #5 An Influential Person

 

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These past couple of days have been great! For this blog, I’ll be describing a person as well as a group of people that had a large impact on me.The highlight of my week was meeting a deaf and hard...