For this blog post I wanted to share something that I learned in combination with sharing about the person who taught me what I have learned. She is one of the most influential persons I have had the honor to work and intern with. She...

I have had the pleasure of working with a wonderful staff at Biscayne National Park this summer. I have met many new people who have done things completely different from me! I have also been exposed to many new things that I can apply to...

I'm halfway through my internship, and I really wish time could slow down because I'm thoroughly enjoying my time here at Canyonlands. These past few weeks, I've been working extra hard on my Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) project, which focuses on the contributions of Latinos...

As my time here draws to a close, I've had an amazing experience delving into history at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. The people I've met and the knowledge I've gained during this time have been truly unforgettable, although innumerable. Apart from all the random...

As the weeks go on, the adventures never stop! It has been an amazing experience so far during my time within the Everglades National Park and now recently with Biscayne National Park as well! While I am in the Everglades working out of my little...

My summer project at Biscayne National Park will be calculating which fish species, if any, have the most fishing violations. This study will focus on what is happening inside the park, therefore I will use creel surveys conducted by BNP. New fishing regulations were put into...

You know when you're playing video games or reading wikipedia and suddenly it's 10pm on a worknight? This is basically what I did everyday with the weeded books. I went through the books that were already moved from the collection, put them in a list...

In life, some lessons are constant and recurring. One of these lessons is that most things in life are easier said than done, and as an old Hispanic proverb says: del dicho al hecho, hay mucho trecho. Never having worked or volunteered at a National Park,...

(From left to right: Jane Mark- Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s Planning Manager, Estrella Sainburg- Outdoor Recreational Planner for the Anza trail, Mattea Ottoboni- Midpeninsula’s Planner II, Jared Hart- Midpeninsula’s Senior Planner, Elizabeth Morales- Anza Trail Planning Intern, Kelly Gibson- Santa Clara County Parks and...

As my first week within the Everglades National Park, there has yet to be a dull moment. I've gone around the park and I've met new people and new habitats as well. The first week was used to get to know the park and the...

Queridos Padres,Completé mis primeras semanas at the park and it has been an amazing experience so far. My first week away from you all was hard and a bit scary.  However, I met all the rangers who work at the park and they have been...

One of the questions that has captivated my mind since starting my position is, "What is Park Planning?" It's almost comical asking supervisors and other planners I've met how they would define planning because it's so many things. Planning requires interdisciplinary teams for context-specific questions....

The mangrove coastline with a visible seagrass bed just south of Convoy Point My first week at the park, well, it has been eventful! I had the opportunity to do a couple of creel surveys. Many of the people fishing were nice and cooperated with me...

My project is based on one of the many habitats found within the Everglades and it is called Hole-in-the-Donut or HID for short. It has been very interesting in learning the history that has created the Everglades. Within the park there is an area by...

*Midweek thought Queridos Padres, Papá me preguntó “¿Qué hay en Delaware?”. Mamá answered almost instantly, “What was in California when you moved from Mexico?”. Relief set in when you proposed that question, Mamá. Papá you traveled over 1,600 miles from Cuauhtémoc, Col. Mexico to Los Angeles, CA. You...

Our first day, my fellow intern Janella and I drove together down the Great River Road along the Mississippi. It's a beautiful drive, especially early in the morning. We saw bald eagles and hawks looking for this next meal. Cranes flew higher then I'd ever...