My task over the past few weeks working on the Anza trail? Making movement meaningful. That’s the big picture view of trail work—working to build, plan, and design through trailwork means thinking about what traversing different built and imagined pathways can do. Whether that looks...

I can’t believe my first month of interning with the Pacific West Region office has come to an end so quickly! In my first month of working as a Park Planning and Environmental Compliance Fellow, I visited my site at the Cesar E. Chavez National...

Francisco Vazquez on a Tide Pool Rove at Secret Beach in Point Reyes. My first few weeks here at Point Reyes National Seashore have been very exciting! There’s a lot of hustle and bustle here and I’ve learned to always be on my feet and on...

     My first weeks at the park have been full of new and exciting experiences. Working at a national park rich with natural, historical, cultural, and archaeological resources like Monocacy National Battlefield has provided me with different concepts and perspectives. Coming from a rural...

The USS Constitution Museum located in the Charlestown Navy YardMy first week in Boston was wicked smaht. I still don't know if I'm using that right, but it's only my first week here and I already feel like I'm picking up on some Boston...

I have dreamed of doing park planning work for years. I have wanted to be in a role just like the one that I am in. I was extremely excited when I learned I would be working at a park as a trails planner, but...

One of the most common questions I get asked by visitors at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is, “Where is the National Park?” Usually, they are a bit taken aback by my response: “You’re standing in it!” While this park doesn’t look like what...

Driving up to Saguaro National Park begins to unfold the beauty of the sprawling desert-scape. The road winds through the city, with suburbs giving way to fields filled with saguaro cacti. As you climb up the base of the Rincon mountains, you really get a...

Sewing on a Display Sleeve for the Freedom Quilt Reconstructed Freedom Quilt on Display at FRNHS. Eighteen working days into my summer internship and they have absolutely flown by! From my first day getting oriented with the area to my current schedule of giving programs...

Washington Monument at the National Mall. My first two weeks have been nothing but amazing! I have learned so much about the different tree species and how to identify them. Not going to lie, I was a little bit confused at first, but I am...

As the title says, "Welcome to Biscayne", and what a welcome I have had. To start off, I'd like to introduce this park to anyone who may have not ever heard of it. Biscayne National Park is located in Miami with 95% of its domain...

The 1836 Obelisk installed for the bicentennial of the town of Concord displaying the feelings toward the British at the time and located on the eastern side of the bridge. The chimney from the Samuel Hartwell House Site remains after a fire in 1968. Minute...

Have you ever felt like a voyager and had a calling towards the sea? Well, here at Salem Maritime National Historic Site you can fulfill the curiosity of traveling the open ocean. Salem Maritime National Historic site consists of nine acres of land which includes...

My name is Diana Sarmiento and I am from Kansas City, Kansas. I am most definitely not in Kansas anymore and I think that phrase will be the death of me… but in a good way! This summer, I am at the beautiful Shenandoah National...

                    Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, Texas Hello everyone! My name is David José González Nevárez, a second-generation university student getting a major on History at the Americas and a minor on...

When I first looked into my site, way before I was selected for my current position, I knew this place had something special about it. Now that I’m here, I have been able to understand its historic, cultural, archaeological, and natural resources in a deeper...