“What are you doing out here for?!” says every visitor that finds out I’m from San Diego, California. I tell that I got an awesome opportunity to work alongside the National Park Service that I couldn’t turn down, no matter where it was. Then I continue to tell them about my purpose of familiarizing the National Parks- specifically … Read more
Great news—I finally have somewhere to hang my hat! With so many Interns and seasonals working here at park headquarters, I’ve been sharing desk space and this can be difficult when I need to be focused. Headquarters is a buzz with fresh faces from all over the region. There are interns from the Student Conservation Association … Read more
This week at SF Maritime was the last week of the kayaking program for the summer, but some of the groups got to do more than going out on the water. A few groups couldn’t go out because of the windy conditions at Aquatic Park so they got tours of the Visitor Center and the Hyde Street Pier where SF … Read more
The 11 YCC Interp interns are broken into special focus areas: Horse Patrol, PSAR (Preventative Search and Rescue), Drama, Videography, and Social Media. Since it has been the beginning of the internship for the kids too, we have been taking everything very slow, doing many different shifts, attending many programs, and roving around the park. Even though these 11 interns … Read more
When you think of San Francisco, I’m sure your first thought goes to the Golden Gate Bridge, a landmark known worldwide. However, right underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, lies a secret jewel that has been there years before the bridge was even built. The construction of this jewel began in 1853 and ended in 1861. Unique to the West Cost … Read more
As we reach the monsoon season here in Southern Arizona and the scorching sun is hidden behind the thick clouds, our wildlife take the time to come out after a dry and sweltering season. Today we will feature some of the fauna special to the Southwest.
Since I’ve been here at Colorado National Monument my weeks have been filled with a new kind of experience each week. There is so much to learn and a lot to gain from those experiences, I am surprised I can retain all the information thrown at me week to week!
You can never go wrong with starting a Monday off … Read more
Eat plenty, eat plenty.
American Indian culture has been established and influenced the Southwest for centuries. Today, there are 19 sovereignly ran pueblos, or reservations, in New Mexico. One ancient, American Indian cultural tradition still reigns today are feast days.
This historical practice stemmed from spaniards bringing Roman Catholic Religion to New Mexico in the 1500s. Catholic missionaries tried … Read more
Now starting to finally understand the system within our office, I have begun my own outreach and mini projects. Some of the projects I have been tasked with are shadowing and covering the efforts of the Urban Ranger program, going through Youth Corps manuals, and networking with other individuals and departments within the office. The different programs have allowed to … Read more
This week I focused on organizing the records for the Dempster Mill Manufacturing Company project. My task for the Dempster archives is to sort through boxes of the company’s photos, categorize them, and label them. Once they are organized, I will be able to create finding aids so that … Read more