Whoo, first three weeks of the internship have come and left. I believe I have immersed myself in the park staff, as I was part of several meetings where I had a leading part. The first meeting I was a part of was about Fort Larned’s National Park Service Centennial celebration. It is going to be called “Pinic in the … Read more
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing a couple of current employees for the oral history aspect of the Dempster Manufacturing Company project that I am working on. I was nervous about conducting the first interview with the current co-owner of Dempster, which is now called Dempsters LLC. I had met him before when he gave us (me, … Read more
Welcome back for the sixth week of my Designing The Parks blog! There’s been lots going on at the OCLP, and I’m here to share my take on it with you all.
The Existing Conditions report is getting more complete with each passing day. This is a working Google Document that Ella, Jenna, Angelina, and I have been steadily filling … Read more
Morning after morning I am greeted by the squawks of the gulls. You do not notice it much. It just becomes background noise. Sometimes it is an interesting break from work watching how the gulls interact with each other. The gulls are omnipresent here; it is not man’s domain but the gulls. It’s a…humbling experience (if you can believe that).… Read more
The view of The Grand from Garnet Canyon.
While this summer has been an exciting source for professional growth, it also has been a wealth of new personal experiences. I have seen my first black bear, grizzly bear, elk, moose, bison, marmot, pika, fox, and many more in the home of the Tetons and I could not be more inspired … Read more
As another week comes to an end in Biscayne National Park, I’ve found myself assuming different roles in underwater archeology aside from diving. Without a doubt, perhaps the most appealing part of this career is scuba diving a shipwreck that hasn’t been seen by humans for a few hundred years, and possibly discovering something that changes history; human exploration and … Read more
Six days had passed since my last tour when we headed back out to Anacapa Island for eight more days. The agenda for this tour was simple: fix the stucco work that had failed or needed to be removed for the foundation repair. It is a large task to say the least.
We shipped out to the island bright and … Read more
It is amazing how far you can get in only a few days’ time. It is hard to dwindle it down for this post. Since the last update a lot of work has been achieved. We dug deeper into the building to prepare it for rehab. It took a lot of tedious work but we were able to accomplish our … Read more
Hallelujah! My First Project in Curating is complete!!! I spent half of my internship working on organizing and sorting Devil’s Tower’s Climbing Registrations from 2003 through 2016 which was thousands of registrations. My frustration was not on how many we had, which a few of the interns were shocked about for me, but for me it was the fact that … Read more
Research on the route continues! Lately I have been searching through more city directories and other archival sources at the Center for Southwest Research to find information on Hispanic-owned businesses. My methodology for collecting this information is to go through each directory and determine the owners for every business along Route 66. This information is entered into a spreadsheet, and … Read more