I am now about five weeks into my internship and it still feels like I just got here. This week has been somewhat busy as I try to get back into working mode since I missed last week. I started the week with the gathering of information for my Storymap; with so many sources of information it can get difficult … Read more
So Homestead’s big event of the year is the solar eclipse that’s happening on August 21st. We’re almost exactly in the middle of the line of totality, so we will have two minutes and 34 seconds of darkness. We’re expecting thousands of people to show up at the park that day, and all the hotels in Beatrice and in Lincoln … Read more
My week started on Saturday with my Latino Conservation Week event. During my three-hour table event, I was able to talk to about twenty people. Most of them were children. I think the most important part was seeing them not only asking me why this works, but also asking their parents.
I can only engage the conversation for the … Read more
As quickly as the two weeks of training had flown by, the following week went no slower. I had to prepare for my first guided tour walk of the season! I remembered how hard it was last summer in Idaho to learn about the landscape in a week, and it was no different this time. Craters of the Moon information … Read more
As part of the interpretive StoryMaps website about Hispanic heritage on Route 66 that I am creating, I have had to locate and include as many images as possible, which are interspersed throughout the text. These images are all important. They attract users and offer a break from reading text, provide greater context, and, perhaps most importantly, can feature the … Read more
Some sad news, y’all, about the outreach event that I was helping prepare for this Thursday to work with the Teen Court, a group of teenagers who need community service and want to remove an act from their record. We were going to do a potluck-style meeting with people from the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, … Read more
This is the final week with the Veg YCC crew. On Monday, we were weeding out invasive bull thistles as well as cat nip mints. The rest of the entire week, the crew has been working on the school garden. Everyone has finished up with their specific polygon. All we are doing now is mulching the vicinity to … Read more
I don’t think there’s one way to describe what I do at Lewis & Clark National Historical Park – Fort Clatsop (LEWI) without being too vague. I applied to be in the Interpretation Division as an Interpretive intern, which means that I am the person who is in contact with the visitors. My job, going down to its roots, is … Read more
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What is a national park without its main attraction?
Maybe my sensationalism thinly veils my bias, but for the next few months the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will be without the historic ship, Balclutha:
- Balclutha is a three-masted, steel-hulled, square-rigged ship built to carry a variety of cargo all over the