29 Jun Lassen Volcanic
I have started settling into the schedule I have and am learning more about the park every day. I found it nice to be able to work in a park that doesn’t get millions of visitors. I have more time to relax and learn at my own pace and the staff has more time to work together without feeling rushed. We are going to open up our Volcano Adventure Camp soon and I’m excited to be able to learn how it works and be able to write some educational programs for the groups. One of the main things that I have been learning is how to be a strong interpreter and the science behind it. I love being able to work with people who are passionate about national parks and sharing their love of parks with visitors. For the past week I have been working on Latino Conservation week and I’m excited to be part of it’s 10th anniversary. Some of the main things we are trying to do is do a Spanish guided hike as well as play games. Even though this park has not participated in LCW before, I hope it goes well and they continue to do it for years to come. When it comes to educational programs for schools, I am learning a lot about what students would like to learn about, how to keep them engaged and what activities should we do in order to give them that connection to the park. The mission for our programs is to have students take what they learn back home and connect it to their own life. What can they take from Lassen back home and how can they be good stewards of the earth. Overall, Lassen has been amazing and I’m lucky to have great mentors that guide me through our educational programs and are supportive of the projects I want to do.