I remember my first motorcycle ride.
It was a Sunday afternoon in Vienna, Virginia. The sun was setting and my family was visiting my mother’s long-time friend Glenda. Glenda’s husband owned a red bike. I remember wishing I could ride the bike more than anything at that moment. Somehow, my wish came true: Glenda’s husband asked if I wanted to … Read more
It was an incredible weekend visiting back home but now time to get back to the office. Our supervisors were finally back too! Tegan and Ben were out the office doing some traveling —one of the many perks of being a federal employee (the benefits are really good). We started off our Monday with our weekly team meeting (Ben, Tegan, … Read more
I would like to dedicate this post to my staff at Coronado National Memorial. These past weeks in Arizona have been a tough experience. Though I recently graduated, this is my first time out of the house for so long and it feels like my very first going-away experience. Yet even with this difficulties, the staff of Coronado National Memorial … Read more
This week I had the opportunity to travel to New Mexico with my supervisor, Ben Baldwin, to attend the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Ancestral Lands ceremony. The Ancestral Lands program is a conservation corps program in which native youth volunteer to participate in crews. There are three different types of crews with youths varying in age from late high school to … Read more
In my last week here at Colorado National Monument I get to reflect back on all of the amazing things I have learned and accomplished since attending this internship. The importance of preserving sites and artifacts for others, the fun in discovering a prehistoric or historic site for the first time, and the knowledge I have gained to use as … Read more
After having completed our first attendance of Patchogue’s Alive After Five two weeks ago, this week has been devoted to preparation of engaging activities for our table representing Fire Island National Seashore! Upon reflection, we had decided to change up our activities to engage a broader audience in a way that was both fun and informational. One of our biggest … Read more
Getting to spend more time in the park’s Small Boat Shop as I wrap up my internship at SF Maritime. I cant believe how fast 10 weeks can feel.
With so many volunteers and things to do, there’s always something or someone new. However, one of my main tasks lately has been to fasten boat parts together by riveting them. … Read more
This is officially week 9 of 10 of working here at Craters of the Moon and this is one of the last few posts that I have left to write. The experience has been superb and exceeded my expectations more than what I ever imagined it would. Out of all the things I get to do here each one of … Read more