This week the YCC Vegetation crew and the SOAR crew split. We also sent our SOAR crew out on their own for most of the week. The interns who are involved in maintenance, the auto shop, the signs shop, and wildlife got to go meet with their groups for the whole week. … Read more
Greetings! This week in the Grand Canyon I got to meet all of the YCC SOAR students. And what a week it was! We always started our mornings at 7:30 a.m. and the YCC students would finish at 4:30 p.m., while the folks running the program would stay an extra half hour to debrief. So my days have been very … Read more
Hello everyone! So my first week in Grand Canyon has been more than I could imagine. First off, I know I said I hated driving, but it turned out to be beautiful. My back hurt by the end of it, but I definitely got to see the beauty in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. I loved seeing all of the similarities … Read more
Hello everyone! My name is Aileen Palma. I am from Fort Collins, Colorado, and I am currently going into my fifth year at Colorado State University studying Conservation Biology. Although my major is more weighted on the science side of natural resources, my goal is to become an environmental educator (and hopefully an educator for the National Park Service). My … Read more
As we creep into July, the days in the Capital region are getting hotter and more humid with little to no relief in sight. Our park has enjoyed weekends full of visitors enjoying the park’s splendor with their friends and family.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
This week, I got to thinking about all the outdoor activities I’ve had the opportunity to engage in over the past three weeks of my internship. I’ve been biking and hiking all over … Read more
Hola fellow LHIP Interns! Que tal? Cómo les va? I hope everyone is as excited and pleased with their placement site as I am. My first impression of the C&O Canal was –“Wow, these trees are so beautiful!!!” I have been living in Colorado for past two years and, while very beautiful, it does not have the vibrant green vegetation … Read more