Discovering Lincoln: reading Picture Books and planting Seeds My first few weeks at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial have been quite busy! Our team has been actively organizing outreach events with various organizations to bring the national park experience directly to them. One of our recent events,...

After many months of preparation, uncertainty, and filling out various forms and documents, I have finally arrived at the park I will be working at during the summer: Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Fort Raleigh has three main stories that took place mostly on park...

Hi, my name is Fiorella Fernandez (Fio for short!) and I am excited to start working as Natural Resources intern at Biscayne National Park! I look forward to contributing to the park by assisting with different data collection and conservation projects. One of my main...

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...

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...

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...

Dear reader, Time is crunching down quickly. With only a few weeks left of this internship looking back on my time here one thing keeps coming to mind. How did I get so lucky to be placed at a site with such an amazing team? I...

When we talk about always being flexible and always expecting the unexpected, that’s what happens regularly here at First State National Historical Park (NHP). While I am no stranger to traveling to the unknown, the anxiety is still there. I knew where I was going,...

Aloha all, My favorite part of working at the park has been absorbing the culture, language and getting to know everyone I work with. I feel very lucky to have spent time on another Hawaiian island and soak in the beautiful beaches, jungles and everything in...

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...

Hello!This week I am going to share a little bit about Rocky Mountain National Park's FIRST female Superintendent.MEET DARLA SIDLES Photo Courtesy NPS Darla's Retirement PartyWhen I say Darla started from the bottom, I mean it. She didn't become a Superintendent overnight, hours and HOURS of hard...

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...

Dear reader,Welcome back to the east coast, where the skies have been filled with smoke from Canadian wild fires and rain that has been matched with temperatures under 60 degrees. That hasn’t stopped the season from moving forward! Since I last posted, the teams were...