In my last week here at Colorado National Monument I get to reflect back on all of the amazing things I have learned and accomplished since attending this internship. The importance of preserving sites and artifacts for others, the fun in discovering a prehistoric or historic site for the first time, and the knowledge I have gained to use as … Read more
Its hard to believe that after this week has finished I only have one more week left at Colorado National Monument! I cant even begin to express how much fun I have been having since I arrived in Colorado so far from home. This past week was pretty exciting for me as we came across a structure for the first … Read more
I have to admit that moving from North Carolina all the way out to Colorado, I was pretty scared. As this internship progressed, I have had nothing but positive experiences. But eventually, we have to return to the office and put all the hard work we have done in the field together. The photos we take, the data we take … Read more
Safety is one of the most important factors taken into account while we are condunctiong work as well as to the National Park Service as a whole. This week I was given the opportunity to attend a seminar on Operational Leadership, a program designed to instill safety and leadership to members of the Park Service.
I had the pleasure of … Read more
For my blog this week I thought I would change it up and let you all get to know my supervisor at Colorado National Monument. This week I thought I would interview Matt and not only get to know him better, but help guide me with what I want to do next with my career.
Matthew Marques is originally from … Read more
Since I’ve been here at Colorado National Monument my weeks have been filled with a new kind of experience each week. There is so much to learn and a lot to gain from those experiences, I am surprised I can retain all the information thrown at me week to week!
You can never go wrong with starting a Monday off … Read more
What Doesn’t This Place Have?
As I continue through the summer in Colorado, I am continuously surprised week by week with the amount of history we find in the monument. While it is hard work and we can end up hiking all day, the days that we encounter new sites for the first time is one of the best reward … Read more
This week during my internship at Colorado National Monument, I had the opportunity to learn and experience a whole new set of skills. Instead of surveying at White Rocks this week for historic and archaeological sites, I worked on historic walls that had been built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps when the park was first being built. … Read more
This has been one tough week for me! My work week is Monday through Thursday 10 hours a day. It’s an especially a long day in the hot sun and dry air. Thankfully I have been adapting to the weather as the week goes on. It has been getting easier for me to handle the work we are doing every … Read more
Colorado National Monument is a beautiful place to be. I recently arrived from North Carolina with my father on a three day trip. So far I have run into plenty of new obstacles that I will have to overcome while participating in this internship! The altitude itself has created a harsh environment for me. I have already felt light headed … Read more