Final Hours

In my last week here at Colorado National Monument I get to reflect back on all of the amazing things I have learned and accomplished since attending this internship. The importance of preserving sites and artifacts for others, the fun in discovering a prehistoric or historic site for the first time, and the knowledge I have gained to use as a foundation for my future goals, have all bee given to me during my time here in Colorado and I could not be more thankful. Colorado National Monument has prepared me for my next step in life, which will be doing¬†collections management in Summersville, West Virginia over the next year for the Historic Landmark Commission. This coming week will be exciting as I finally get to go to Denver for our LHIP conference and meet all of the other interns that were apart of National Park Service this Summer. As well as, presenting the information to others to educate them on what I was able to learn this summer. I am thrilled for the opportunity to teach others about the importance of preservation and archaeology. Tuesday is my last day at the monument and I am sad that I will be leaving soon, but I have made some amazing new friends and connections for the future. Matt was a great supervisor teaching me the history of the area and about the importance of what we do at the monument to give me a higher ¬†appreciation for what we do. Both Tracy and Allison have provided me with a lot of knowledge of their past work history and best practices to think about when moving on. I am much better prepared for what lies ahead of me. I don’t think my summer could’ve gone any better even if It was planned,

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