Picking up momentum!

As I approach my fourth week at Shenandoah, the park has become increasingly busy, and so have my duties! I gave my first ranger program on invasive species in the park (such as the Emerald Ash Borer and Periwinkle). I felt it went great, and I look forward to putting it on for the rest of the summer.

As the number of guests increases, I have gotten the opportunity to see greater amounts of diverse people, not only from the country, but the world. I am thankful for my trilingual abilities (American Sign Language and Spanish), as I have gotten to use them on multiple occasions. It goes to show how important it is to have staff that are from different cultural/linguistic backgrounds to best accommodate and connect with guests.

Eastern Newt

Other than that, I get the ability to go on hiking roves nearly weekly to assist and educate park visitors on the trails, which is one of my favorite things! (and of course, it gives me the ability to take some cool pictures!)

Me on a rocky ledge

Ranger program materials

Till next time!

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