So the summer is tornado season, and this is the first time I’ll be in the Midwest for it. I’ve experienced tornado watches and warnings growing up in Georgia, and have even seen the damage from a couple nearby tornadoes over the years, so I wasn’t too worried about tornadoes here in Nebraska. What I didn’t expect was the intensity … Read more
This week was so average, medium, okay.
The line before this one is a lie. Being from Las Vegas, I am used to being in an air conditioned space at all times. It is comforting. But last week taught me that the heat and humidity is something to embrace. The sweating is unreal, but what makes this worth it is … Read more
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Sunday, June 18th, I had the privilege of marching in the 2017 Denver Pride Fest Parade. It was amazing to see so many National Park Service (NPS) employees from different divisions, offices, and parks … Read more
This week, my main focus was designing and making the Junior Ranger Freedom Rider Activity Booklet. Basically, I’m writing a book. It has crosswords, puzzles, and more activities throughout it. I have being trying my hardest to make sure to incorporate the Presidential Proclamation throughout the booklet. The goal is to have sixteen pages worth of information and activities pertaining … Read more
My name is wicka wicka, Alex Brito (pronounced like Frito with a “B,” or you can just call me Burrito like I know you want to…most people do anyways!).
Greetings, readers! This is the first of my blog entries for my summer internship as a Cascades Butterfly Biologist with the National Park Service at North Cascades National Park in Northern … Read more
This week was filled with variety of tasks. My position consists mainly of office work and research. However, I also have the opportunity to skip around and visit a variety of national parks that my team oversees in the East Bay area. This week I attended a ranger talk at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, given … Read more
Every year, the local recreation center teams up with Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO) to create a few days full of summer camp activities for the local youth. As an education intern, I was tasked with creating the program for the first National Park Service summer camp. I decided to structure a program that would focus on macroinvertebrates, … Read more
Summer is here and I am feeling it for sure! The temperature has been in the low 100’s the past week and it is quite a difference from the foggy summer days of Northern California that I am used to. With this comes interesting days, because I don’t know what it is about the heat but it makes people do … Read more
This past week, I had the opportunity to travel to Los Lunas, New Mexico, and visit with Cynthia Shetter and Troy Ainsworth of the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts and with a local historian, Baldwin Burr, who wrote about the history of Los Lunas in the Images of America series. Generally, you wouldn’t think about Los Lunas as … Read more
Last week I shot this time-lapse video (above) that shows the beginning process of installing a wooden plank for the hull of the row boat (yawl) we are building in the Small Boat Shop at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The board has been sitting in a metal box getting steamed so it will be pliable. The basic … Read more