Yesterday we had the 2017 NPS Youth Summit at Anacostia Park! It was such an amazing moment seeing everything my coworkers and I have been planing over the past few months come together. Youth programs from different parks in the region come to Anacostia and was able to meet one another and to kick off their summer program. … Read more
Time is flying by. I am really enjoying my time here, and I am definitely gaining better insight on what type of career path I would like to follow within the National Park Service. The management here in the East Bay oversees four parks. Despite the fact that they are very busy running FOUR parks, they are always in great … Read more
This is almost the halfway point of my time in New Mexico, which is crazy! I don’t want to think about it, though, so instead I just keep thinking about all that is yet to come.
On the upside, the Upward Bound event that happened last week went well! We had 72 students come from El Paso through … Read more
When I was driving down the Albuquerque alignments of Route 66 last week, I was struck by how familiar everything was. These were roads that my family would drive whenever we’d take my sister to kickboxing, the area where I spent my lunches during a summer program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, old paths that my mom would point … Read more
Wow, I have never been on so many field trips in one week in my life! The inner kid in me absolutely loves it! This week I was able to go to the Baca National Wildlife Refuge, San Luis State Park, Zapata Falls, and the Trujillo Homestead! Each place was so wonderfully beautiful, and the best part was that it … Read more
I spent more time with kids this week than I have in a long time. I worked on Sunday to help out with the second day of Homestead Days, and chose to be in charge of the cornhusk doll activity table. I still have the cornhusk doll I made at a similar event at a … Read more