This year, I contributed to Latino Conservation Week by writing an article for InsideNPS, a resource site on Sharepoint specifically designed for NPS employees. InsideNPS provides various resources, including news articles, upcoming events, uniform guides, and contact information. As an intern working under Suki, the...

Growing up near Rocky Mountain National Park I was accustomed to seeing Park Rangers and volunteers completing regular scheduled interpretive programs. Other Rangers could often be found maintaining the abundance number of natural resources, and the park had significantly more people visiting. I was shocked...

Hello again from Philly! We are at the halfway point of the program and there is so much to share about what I have learned here so far. Not only have I been learning about interpretation and visitor engagement skills, but I have also met so...

Welcome back my dear readers! This time we are going to take a pause on the historical trip to talk about what my project this summer is all about. As previously mentioned, I am a Latino Outreach Ambassador at First State National Historical Park. I...

Hello again!It has been another week here at Independence NHP and although the weather and air quality have been less than ideal, there was lots to do and learn as I wrap up week 3.This week, I want to share with you all the main...

Keeping Up with the Kemp's Published by Toni Ramos, History Science Intern at the Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS) Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Martha Villalba-Guerra (grey shirt) and Toni Ramos (blue shirt) work together to excavate 101 Kemp's ridley eggs during peak nesting season. Everyone...

Now that my internship has been going on for three full weeks, it's time to start diving in to what I'll be working on for the remainder of my time! Park Atlas is an initiative that the National Park Service has begun that will provide comprehensive...

Hi everyone, my name is Yajali and I'm here at Tonto National Monument! Driving from Illinois to Arizona was a long trip, but with the help of my dad and mom, we made it safely (Featured image: The view from the house)! When I finally arrived...

Last Thursday, June 1st, I had the incredible opportunity to work in the OCOMMS office at the Department of Interior for the first time. The occasion was the raising of the Progress Pride Flag, symbolizing the start of Pride Month. Alongside my colleagues from the...

Hi everyone! My name is Gabriella Parra. I am from Tucson, Arizona, and I will be a community outreach intern this summer at Zion National Park! My mom, my step-dad, and I took the eight and a half hour road trip from Tucson to Zion....

Hello hello! My name is Mikaela and I am a GIS Intern at the Southeast Regional Office based in Atlanta, Georgia! I'll be working from my home in Houston, Texas, where I am a third-year student studying Geology at the University of Houston! This week marked...

If you ask me what I like most about my internship in the NPS Office of Communications (OCOM), I cannot pick just one favorite part. The reality is all of the things that I experienced and that I accomplished are special in different ways. A screenshot...

Hi Everyone!It's, unfortunately, that time of year again. My internship has come to an end, and this will be the last blog post I write this season.When I reflect on the last ten weeks as a Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) Intern with the Flagstaff...

We went to Saugus Iron Works' nature side of the national park to met up with William Fuchs and to interview him about how he was introduced to the park service. During our discussion, we were presented with an opportunity to treat invasive species since...

My time at the Juan Bautista de Anza trail is wrapping up! As I reflect on this penultimate blog, I am so grateful for the opportunity to have partaken in a trail planning context and environment that has pushed me, challenged me, and allowed me...

Hi Everyone! I hope you have all been doing well and staying safe! With this week's blog post, I wanted to give you all a look into my daily routine with the Flagstaff Area National Monuments. (Also, before we start I wanted to give you all a heads...

Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) and Mosaics in Science interns at Big Sur (I am second from the left). A major reason why I wanted to participate in LHIP was to meet people like myself who form the current and the next generation of environmental stewards...