As the seasons change, so do our duties here in the Park! The first year weeks were the education team’s Concrete to Canyon programming. Each week elementary schools from Las Vegas and Mesquite, Nevada would send a class of fifth graders to spend 3 days...

These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of going to new places and doing new things. It’s been easy to get caught up in it all. DC was a blast! Getting to meet all of the other LHIPs, of which I’ve only seen through...

What does one say when they have no words to fully encompass the significance of something? I have trouble believing I can convey how important the DC conference was to me - but I can try! Being in DC with all the other LHIP interns, the...

The first outreach project Latino Carnival can be explored in its own blog post: latino-carnival The Second outreach project Reading with a Ranger (2) took place at the Huntingburg Public Library and Dale Public Library. I emailed both libraries youth directors, both of them agreed to my proposal. I proposed...

Hi everyone! My time at Rocky Mountain National Park has officially come to an end. *cue the sad violin and single tear drop* An 11-week internship sounds like a long time in theory, but it went by so so fast! Every week I would do 5 Art...

While this land was, has, and always be Lenape homeland we must also tell the stories of the farmers that are the backbone of the country. Stories that emphasize the conservation of nature and culture that bring everyone together. Although I didn’t get a chance...

Hello reader, We are over the halfway mark of my internship with the Latino Heritage Internship Program. I wanted to discuss a trip I was looking forward to during my time here. I committed to a backcountry trip to Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. The office...

National Park Service and Park Atlas Icons   Now that I'm down to my last two weeks of work, and we are one week out from our conference in D.C., I think it's a good time to reflect on some of the things I experienced and accomplished...

Being in education and outreach, a part of my internship has been giving educational programs at Zion National Park! I mainly have given three programs here - Emerald Explorers, Riverside, and Dino Discovery. In education, our programs are more geared towards a younger audience, but...

Over the course of this internship, I have had a blast! This was my first full-time job after college; it was new and challenging, yet fun and a good learning experience. The first week of my summer at Zion was exciting and nerve-wracking at the...

I am surprised at how fast this summer has flown by. At the start of the internship, I thought adjusting to the interpretive position and the site’s location would be an uphill battle for the entire summer. After working at Jewel Cave all these weeks,...

Hello Again from Philly! You’ll be happy to know the weather has been a bit better since my last blog post. As a California girl who is used to the dry heat it sure has been a different experience. ( Why is it raining in the...

WHISKEYTOWN SITE VISIT I made it out to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (WHIS) last week and it was a scorching hot day out there! Out and about from dawn till dusk, the temperature climbed to a toasty 106°F. Perfect weather for...

Summer is almost over! The internship season for sure is. I have been introduced to a new environment with its own set of people and places. Coming from a city to rural Arizona was not a difficult transition because of the people I have had around...

As the summer comes to an end and I close the door on my internship with the WASO Office of Communications, I find myself deeply reflective about the experience I've had through LHIP and the NPS. This journey has been nothing short of eye-opening and...

Throughout my time here at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, I have gained many different experiences that will prepare and propel me forward. All the outreach projects I have accomplished has given me new insight for working with the community and finding my own means of...