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...

  Picture of the old Sunken Forest in the sand Dunes of Fire Island National Seashore.    Fire Island National Seashore is located on the southern coast of Long Island, NY. Fire Island National Seashore was established on September 11, 1964, as an effort to protect 26...

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...

A view at the salt marshes of Watch Hill at Fire Island National Seashore. The "heart" of the magical Sunken Forest is where all trails converge. In this part of the forest, American Holly trees grow tallest and this is one of the oldest part...

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! 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,...