NPBYouth.com Another one of my projects this summer is collaborating with the Education Youth Volunteer Engagement team and youth programs to implement general website improvements. The National Parks of Boston (NPB) Youth website is where you can find information on The National Parks of Boston youth...

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...

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...

I love my internship so far. I love living at the park, working here and even spending some free time here. It’s beautiful and it honestly even feels like an escape from reality. But there is something that is missing… diversity.Having been in the environmental realm...

Hello everyone! LHIP has enjoyed my social media posts highlighting my park and has asked me to take over their social media accounts. This video is my takeover! Click on the video below to watch my social media takeover! https://youtu.be/J1bWntGRzEU Don’t forget to leave a comment or give...

Finishing this internship, I cannot help but have mix feelings. I am sad that I have to leave this awesome team and the park, but I am so happy and grateful for the opportunity that I was given. I truly enjoyed chatting and educating the...

Imports and exports of goods is what everyone knows when you talk about Derby wharf at Salem Maritime National Historical site. The infamous ship still docked there today is no other then The Friendship. What many don’t know is that the 15 voyages the...

Built to protect the Chain Bridge approach to the capital during Civil War, Fort Marcy’s earthwork walls and parade grounds are among the best preserved defenses from that era. Fort Marcy is a wildlife corridor great for walking located in Virginia.  You can explore the...

So far I have enjoyed the internship, and I have met incredible people that are part of Fire Island National Seashore. I have interesting and important people such as my supervisor Chris Olijnyk, whose family has been part of the park, including his dad and...

In my previous blog post, I shared a photo of myself working on something for Latino Conservation Week (LCW), a yearly celebration to highlight the role of the Latino community in environmental stewardship. Continuing the tradition, the main goal of my internship is to plan...

Working at a national park has been amazing so far! I’ve been here for almost two months and everyday continues to be a new adventure. Being in a different part of the country has definitely been an eye opening experience. I’ve loved getting to know...

Latino Conservation Week is an initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation, created to support the Latinx community in getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. For Latino Conservation Week this year, my park is highlighting the Latino community in...

I have spent over a month exploring and learning about Fire Island National Seashore. The main duty of my internship is outreach and communication of unrepresented communities about the park. Fire Island is located on the southern part of Long Island, where an immense population...

Some visitors have asked what I am doing and why is my job important. Cultural landscapes are historically significant geographic areas that sustain great diversity of interactions between humans and the environment. They also protect traditional cultures, both living and those that have disappeared. Cultural...

This week was the first time I got to present my project to some people! Unlike others in the program who may be working on more tangible research projects with set variables and such, mine is a bit different. I got to choose my topic,...

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...

Quick explanation for the title—my initials “DC” are the same as the abbreviation for the District of Columbia! The first few weeks of my internship have been a thrill! During my walk to and from the Main Interior Building (MIB) each morning, I reflect on how...

Hi everyone! I am half way done with my internship!!! It has been a very busy summer trying to complete all of my tasks. What exactly am I doing, you ask? This blog post will answer your great question. Click on the video below to learn about...