To prepare for these events in the surrounding towns of Lincoln City, I took several important steps. First, I reached out to summer program directors, elementary teachers, libraries, public organizations, and community partners who have worked with the memorial before. I used emails and phone...

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...

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...

Throughout the internship my favourite part has been my main project which was the Latino Carnival. There were many steps I took in order for Lincoln Boyhood to attend the event: Going out to dinner with the Carnival directors. The dinner included myself, carnival directors,...

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,...

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...

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...

Last Thursday, June 1st, I had the incredible opportunity to work in the OCOMMS office at the Department of Interior for the first time. The occasion was the raising of the Progress Pride Flag, symbolizing the start of Pride Month. Alongside my colleagues from the...

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...