As I said in the first post, my job is working with the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). They are local high school kids who live in the Grand Canyon year round. I have been mostly working with the interpretation kids, which consists of around five...

When I was interviewing for this position I learned that towards the end of the season all the kids were going to do a rim-to-rim hike. I was a little nervous when I first heard about this,...

I gave a ranger program during my time here, and this is how it went. I wanted to talk about someone who was like me, and when I heard about John Hance I knew that I had...

Working here has been such an honor, and I have loved every minute of it. I do love my weekends, though, because it gives me time to explore the canyon. I did not bring my car here...

Ten weeks is not enough to learn all the history of the Grand Canyon. I love this place and am trying not to think about my last day of work here. I have learned so much about the Grand Canyon this past week. This week...

It’s been a very fun week, and I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of this place. All the kids are great and I am glad to be working with this group. The kids are mostly locals from the Grand Canyon who live...

I had never been to the Grand Canyon before this internship, and have been looking forward to being here since I was told I was accepted to work for the park. I woke up at 3 AM to get to the Raleigh Durham airport in...

Hello everyone! My name is Kevin Garcia, and I’m happy to be reporting from Grand Canyon National Park. My position here is interpretation and outreach as well as helping with the local YCC (Youth Conservation...

This is my last week with the YCC interns. I am very sad because I have gotten to know them and they have been such amazing kids. I know that all of them are going to succeed...