To prepare for these events in the surrounding towns of Lincoln City, I took several important steps. First, I reached out to summer program directors, elementary teachers, libraries, public organizations, and community partners who have worked with the memorial before. I used emails and phone...

Instagram posts that I worked on with my team to post to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park social media. *Photos are not taken by me, they are taken by a range of NPS employees and volunteers. Part of my project at Cuyahoga Valley National Park is...

Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes is a 111 square mile stretch of protected seashore in Marin County, California. The area is just north of San Francisco and is home to countless species, both on land and sea. Two populations in particular, the endangered Coho salmon...

*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...

Hi everyone!!! I hope that everything is going great during this wonderful summer since I know that I am enjoying it so far. But life here at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is different than what I am used to back at home. So different, that...

My name is Isaac E. Knott, Architect Intern/Historic Preservation Technician for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) of the Heritage Documentation Programs. This Survey will produce measured drawings and photographs of historically and culturally significant sites for the purpose of documentation and assisting in preservation...

Hi! everyone My name is Valeria and I am from Houston, TX. This summer/fall I am interning at the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in Colorado as a Science Communications Assistant in the Continental Divide Research Learning Center (CDRLC). My role is to facilitate science...

Hello Internet! Diana Quintero (me) is back to LHIP for a second round! Last year was my first year in the Latino Heritage Internship Program, and I had such beautiful experiences and loved it so much that I decided to apply again for one of these...

In my latest blog entry, I explored the realization of the significant impact we can have on the lives of others. As I continue my stay here, this insight becomes more evident and awe-inspiring. It's truly amazing to see the extent of our influence on...

Hello Again,I am wrapping things up in my architectural internship with the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) office in in Washington, DC.My part in this project is finished. For the past couple of days I’ve been working on making my work more presentable and aligned...

Welcome back! Here at Dinosaur NM, my internship focuses on monarch butterfly conservation. The North American monarch consists of two populations: Eastern and Western. The extensive Rocky Mountain Range cutting across the continent acts as the dividing line. Through the months of April-July, monarch generations...

Every week, I drive to a designated field site that contains an abundance of milkweed and nectar plants. Milkweed is important because monarch caterpillars only eat plants in the milkweed family. Hence, female monarchs lay a single egg on the underside of a milkweed leaf*....

My long-term career goal is to become an interpretive Park Ranger for the National Park Service! My passion for science education stems from my desire to explore the great outdoors. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and learning from other curious people, regardless of the topic....

My favorite summer experience was joining the 4th Annual Monarch Migration Float. We conducted monarch surveys along the Green River that bisects Dinosaur National Monument. It is commonly believed that monarch butterflies use rivers as travel corridors for their journey to their overwintering sites. These...

As the title says, that's exactly what I did. Well the title makes it sound like extremely dangerous and I want to preface by saying, yes, anytime something like rafting a river can be very dangerous. However, I was very well taken care of and...

My first time entering a clean room to conduct a physics research project. Who am I and how did I get here? Working with Trachemys stejnegeri stejnegeri (Puerto Rican slider) at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao under the guidance of Dr. Neftalí Ríos...