This past week I had the pleasure to spend time with a group of absolutely fantastic people who were so inspiring. All of the LHIP interns were passionate, motivated, intelligent, ambitious and kind. It was an experience that far exceeded my expectations.
As a recent college graduate, I have struggled with indecision, doubt and anxiety about my next steps for … Read more
I was lucky enough to get a two week extension to continue working here at Cabrillo and just finished up week number 11. After taking a one week hiatus, I was back and ready to go. Like most weeks, this was a mixture of everything and a bit of new things for me!
My first day back, we had a … Read more
I couldn’t ask for a better last week for my internship. I finished my summer interpretive kayaking with 3 wonderful families. They enjoyed kayaking for their first time and learning about Lewis and Clark and the importance of the river. For the first time ever the park hosted a ceremony to welcome 19 new citizens to the United States. These … Read more
The entire Santa Monica Mountains NPS team was invited to participate in the removal of Russian Thistle a.k.a. Tumbleweed from the King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center in Calabasas. Here are some basic facts about the Salsola australis plant according to the Invasive Weed Field Guide of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
For Founder’s Day (August 25th), several interns and employees of NCPTT got to tour Natchez, Mississippi. The drive from Natchitoches took around two and a half hours, but one is seldom bored by the lush and wet Louisiana roadside scenery.
We visited Melrose, a magnificent hilltop estate that is now part of the Natchez National Historical Park. In the mid-nineteenth … Read more
A group of instructors from San Francisco State University recently partnered with SF Maritime to offer two weeks of kayaking in our very own Aquatic Park Cove. Ten different organizations from across the bay area came to participate in this very unique opportunity, braving the winds and currents of the San Francisco Bay. One such organization was Latino Outdoors, an … Read more
It has been a great experience working for the National Park Service this summer. I spent my last few weeks with the Park History Program, finishing transcribing an oral history interview with the Richmond Chapter of the Urban Archaeology Corps at the Maggie L. Walker NPS. The interview was as great as I remembered it to be and it was … Read more
This week I have another Latino Heritage Initiative research example to share with you. It’s the Bernal Family Home in Fullerton, California.
The Bernal Family Home is significant for its key role in the Orange County Superior Court case Doss v. Bernal (1943) that set legal precedence as the first successful claim that restrictive housing covenants violated the … Read more
My time here in Nebraska has unfortunately come to an end, however I am glad that I had this great opportunity to learn about the detailed archaeological process of documentation, preservation and excavation of historical sites. During my internship at the Midwest Archaeological Center, I had the great opportunity to work with an excellent staff who guided and assisted me … Read more
My time here at Fire Island has been a lesson of firsts. First CPR training, first lesson in interpretation, first canoe training, first time climbing the Fire Island lighthouse, first Polaris trip on the beach, first time conducting an educational program, first ride on a law enforcement boat, etc. It has been a fantastic 10 weeks and I am excited … Read more