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...

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...

Spending so much time in one of the most beautiful places on earth is a huge plus of this internship, but for me, it has not been the best part. One of my goals in applying for and starting this internship was for me to...

Growing up near Zion, I would always hear about the main attractions there; Angel’s Landing, the Narrows, and Emerald Pools. When I started there, I stuck to these hikes as well as some of the other common trails. However, I’ve learned that there is a...

This past week, I was fortunate enough to go to Grand Canyon with two other Zion interns, Jada and Iris, to help with the Grand Canyon Juneteenth event and research in their museum collection archive! [caption id="attachment_16602" align="aligncenter" width="432"] Jada, Iris, and I![/caption] The first day I...

Zion National Park has a rich history behind it, alongside being one of the most beautiful canyons in the US. However, much of the Latino history has not been thoroughly researched and this is where our team comes in. Our main goal is to compose...

Zion National park has practically been my backyard for my whole life. It is disappointing to say that I have only visited the park four times prior to my first day as an intern for the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP). My first few days...

Hi everyone! My name is Gabriella Parra. I am from Tucson, Arizona, and I will be a community outreach intern this summer at Zion National Park! My mom, my step-dad, and I took the eight and a half hour road trip from Tucson to Zion....