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
It is good to be back as part of LHIP for summer 2017!
This summer is a little different than the last two…I’m thinking bigger. What do I mean? I’m thinking about US, Latinos, and our contributions to our country. I am thinking about OUR impact, roles, and history. So, here I am in Lowell, MA working … Read more
When I received the news that I had been selected as the new Digital Media Intern at the San Juan National Historic Site, I couldn’t believe it. I already have been a LHIP intern last year and I thought I would not have a chance to intern again, but I was wrong. I really enjoyed my experience last year working … Read more
In my previous post, I mentioned that one of my projects was to help create a Garden Walking Tour. Once developed into a brochure or small booklet (still brainstorming there) it will be published and handed out to visitors who would like a bit more guidance on accessing the Japanese gardens that have been uncovered here at Manzanar.
As … Read more
I was fortunate to be able to attend a workshop focused on the building blocks of the structures we are studying and surveying in the Barrio Viejo of Tucson. Those literal building blocks are adobe mud-bricks. The workshop was led by Jim Garrison, the former State Historic Preservation Officer for Arizona, and Reggie McKay, who owns an adobe rehabilitation and … Read more