Although this is the last day of my internship, and the summer is coming to a close, I am not sad. Instead, I am excited about the future. I have learned so much about being a scientist and a steward of our lands. I have...

I can't believe the conference is here already! The summer has truly flown by so fast, it's almost sad to think about the fact that my time at my park is coming to an end. Thankfully, I live within driving distance of Fire Island and...

When I first arrived at Point Reyes National Seashore, I knew there were a lot of unknowns and exciting adventures ahead. Coming from San Diego, I was very unfamiliar with the area up in Northern California. As I am nearing the end of my internship,...

This summer, I've participated in the pitfall array surveys within Cabrillo National Monument. The project started in 1995, and surveys have been conducted every year since by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Park Service (NPS) researchers. These surveys aim to understand the population dynamics...

The Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA) is definitely grand. At the South Rim we sit at 7,000 feet above sea level, so coming from a town that is right at sea level has been an adjustment for me. Altitude sickness is a real thing! However,...

Starting my internship, I knew that I would be working with the historic herpetofauna community data collected by the National Park Service and U. S. Geological Survey agencies. I learned about the methodology that established the pitfall arrays, the techniques used to collect data, and...

I have enjoyed my internship with LHIP and all the opportunities for personal and professional growth that have come with it. Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) interviewed me for an article they published on the LHIP program. This is the first time I have...

I'm going to start off this blog post by wishing everyone a happy Latino Conservation Week to everyone! I know things can get overwhelming from time to time, but I want you all to know that our work at our respective sites is so valued...

Hi! I hope everyone is having an amazing summer thus far. I'd like to preface again by saying I hope everyone is taking care of themselves both physically and mentally, and if anyone needs a support system of sorts, all your fellow interns are here!...

For my final project in the Latino Heritage Internship Program, I will be leading a guided tour to the Point Reyes Lighthouse during Latino Conservation Week (LCW). LCW takes place during July 17-25 2021 and it aims to support the Latinx community by creating opportunities...

Greetings to all! I hope your summers are going well from whatever corner of the world you're in right now, and I hope you're all taking care of yourselves, both physically and mentally. A brief preface- what exactly is a Strawberry Moon? (I asked myself...

Hi everyone, I hope this summer is going great for you all thus far. I am currently in week 3 of my internship as a Community Education and Outreach Intern at Fire Island National Seashore, and I have loved every second of it! I've even...

The history between the federal government and Indigenous nations is one full of betrayal and wrong-doing to the highest degree. This is a sentiment made clear by my initial steps as an intern with the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program here in Austin....

Hi everyone! This summer, I will be working to analyze and report out on Cabrillo National Monument’s herpetofauna community data collected over the last twenty-five in the park. Since starting my internship, I have visited Cabrillo National Monument to explore the historic and natural sites sites...

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live at a national park? I will cover my experience thus far at Point Reyes National Seashore. Point Reyes National Seashore View from Chimney Rock Hike. Description: Small green and brown shrubs in foreground. Dark green...

Point Reyes National Seashore is located on the beautiful coastline in Northern California's Marin County, only 1-2 hours away from San Francisco. Its scenery includes sandy beaches, rocky shores, barns surrounded by cattle and horses, and a multitude of trees. Note that swimming at the...