When I was a little boy, I remember sitting outside on my family’s front lawn and looking at the grass. The lawn was huge; it spanned the length of four football fields, and I would get lost in it every once in a while. I would play on that lawn for hours, walking back and forth with my lunch pail … Read more
This week was filled with new research and new sights! My research into the site has been picking up this week. I listened to some oral histories pertaining to Floyd Bennett Field (a part of the Jamaica Bay Unit) which was a Navy Air Station during World War II. These were recorded in 1998 and the two I listened to … Read more
Last week I was able to go on another ParkRx trip to Catoctin Mountain National Park! I went with Chris, who is a fellow working on collecting the Park’s data for the ParkRx website. We thought it was going to be a good day, partly cloudy and not as hot, to hike to Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock. Well it … Read more
First and foremost, a little about me! I am a proud Queer and Trans Xicanx individual with a passion for Science, Nature and Social Justice. My goals for this internship are:
1. To create multi-cultural and multi-lingual interpretive programs for engaging, educating and retaining more Latinx visitation to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
2. To increase QTPoC … Read more
During my third week, I have continued to learn more about the important work the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs does to support communication between parks, the public, and government officials. The Congressional and Legislative Report I have been working on will now be posted on our internal website, and shared via the weekly newsletter that goes out to … Read more
Part of what drew me to this internship, beyond the bird research itself, was the opportunity to talk with visitors about the birds and our project – to tell them why we band, what questions we’re trying to answer, and how they can get involved. Unfortunately, Capulin is quite out-of-the-way. Most of our visitors are from Texas or Oklahoma, on … Read more
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