My task over the past few weeks working on the Anza trail? Making movement meaningful. That’s the big picture view of trail work—working to build, plan, and design through trailwork means thinking about what traversing different built and imagined pathways can do. Whether that looks...

From Great Falls to Mount Vernon, there is a scenic roadway honoring the nation’s first president. The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) is one of the ten most visited National Park Service (NPS) units with 7.2 million annual visitors. Kayaking at the Great Falls, having...

     My first weeks at the park have been full of new and exciting experiences. Working at a national park rich with natural, historical, cultural, and archaeological resources like Monocacy National Battlefield has provided me with different concepts and perspectives. Coming from a rural...

The USS Constitution Museum located in the Charlestown Navy YardMy first week in Boston was wicked smaht. I still don't know if I'm using that right, but it's only my first week here and I already feel like I'm picking up on some Boston...

I have dreamed of doing park planning work for years. I have wanted to be in a role just like the one that I am in. I was extremely excited when I learned I would be working at a park as a trails planner, but...

Sewing on a Display Sleeve for the Freedom Quilt Reconstructed Freedom Quilt on Display at FRNHS. Eighteen working days into my summer internship and they have absolutely flown by! From my first day getting oriented with the area to my current schedule of giving programs...

Washington Monument at the National Mall. My first two weeks have been nothing but amazing! I have learned so much about the different tree species and how to identify them. Not going to lie, I was a little bit confused at first, but I am...

Hi there, my name is David! Originally from Chicago, I am in the nation’s capital as the new Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) intern in the National Park Service (NPS) Office of Communications! I joined the bureau to spread the word about the natural and...

Have you ever felt like a voyager and had a calling towards the sea? Well, here at Salem Maritime National Historic Site you can fulfill the curiosity of traveling the open ocean. Salem Maritime National Historic site consists of nine acres of land which includes...

When I first looked into my site, way before I was selected for my current position, I knew this place had something special about it. Now that I’m here, I have been able to understand its historic, cultural, archaeological, and natural resources in a deeper...

Hi Everyone,   It feels great to be writing one of these blogs again! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Marshall Dawson Morgan Fabara. I am an Education and Outreach LHIP Intern for the Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Flag Monuments). This...

Hi everyone! It's me, Kristian Enbysk, back for another summer with LHIP. For those who may not know me, I am a first-generation student and senior at the University of North Texas in Denton studying history and a proud Panamanian-American. Last year, I had the...

Hi everyone! Thank you for clicking on my first blog post this summer! I am excited to begin this adventure with the Latino Heritage Internship Program and the National Park Service. Click on the video below to learn about what I will be up to this summer...

Cars were speeding beyond us. The sounds were indistinguishable, smooth, and fast. It was hot—though not like we were in the desert, it wasn’t bucolic or extreme or particularly noteworthy—and it smelled like gas. On one side of my supervisor and me was Zoo Drive,...