My project is really taking off now. This week consisted of meeting after meeting regarding this incredible planning effort that I am so fortunate to be part of! We had an all-staff meeting where I got to meet everyone who works in the four National Park Service (NPS) sites–John Muir National Historic Site-JOMU, Rosie the Riveter, Eugene O’Neill, … Read more
Today marks the end of my first week! This week was all about getting to know the staff and the park and unpacking my internship project. For John Muir National Historic Site I will be developing a site comprehensive plan which will be a guiding document determining the direction for the future management of the Mt. Wanda and Strain Ranch … Read more
Hello everyone! I have finally arrived to the East Bay Area of California, and have just begun my position at John Muir National Historic Site. I feel thrilled and grateful to have been given another opportunity to intern for the Latino Heritage Internship Program. I believe full-heartedly in the program’s mission, and cannot wait to make another positive contribution to … Read more
This summer has been the best summer I have ever had. Not only did I get to live in a beautiful, wild place but I have also learned a ton about nature and animals.
When I first came to Point Reyes National Seashore I was frightened. It really took me by surprise because I did not know what to expect! … Read more
This past week has been a roller coaster ride! Tuesday morning I left for Denver, Colorado at 6am. Despite my red eye flight and lack of sleep, I felt wide-awake and excited to meet all of the L-HIPsters!
My favorite part of the trip was, of course, meeting Susan, Dalia, and the interns. We all became friends instantly and were … Read more
I can’t believe I only have three more weeks until my internship is over! I am really trying to take advantage of these last few weeks as much as I can. It has been such a great experience so far and only gets better every week.
I have been working a lot at the front desk of the main visitor … Read more
Is the NPS obscure to minority communities? Many minorities grow up not being exposed to park space, and, thus, they grow up without the incline to visit national parks. It is a sad truth to know that people with the same background as me will never experience what I am experiencing.
I have been asked, what should be done to … Read more
Busy days in the office consist of: rummaging through Point Reyes National Seashore’s computer drives to find the best images for the ranger book, continuing to edit the activities I am working on for the junior ranger book, and starting to translate the completed activities to Spanish!
It is an exciting feat to be behind this opportunity for a new … Read more
Time is flying by and I am really feeling the business here in Point Reyes. This week I have had quite a lot to do in the office! The new junior ranger book is really taking shape, but we are nowhere near being finished! So far we have a lot of text, but still need images, revision and translation.
In … Read more
This week my assignment here at Point Reyes is really beginning to unfold and get off to a good start. I am part of a team that is completely redesigning the Junior Ranger program at Point Reyes. National Parks have a Junior Ranger Program that helps gear youth to become environmental stewards, or simply enhance their experience at the park. … Read more