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
Greeting from Point Reyes National Seashore!
My first week of work is officially over and it went by like a breeze. Every day was vastly different and if I were to sit here and write about everything I did, it would take many pages and too many cups of coffee! Therefore, I will write about only the highlights of the … Read more
Hello! This was my first weekend at Point Reyes National Seashore and I can honestly say that I am blown away by the park and so excited to start work tomorrow!
The first thing I did when I got to Point Reyes was meet my boss John and my supervisor, who is also named John! They were both very friendly … Read more
Hi there! My name is Ilianna Padilla. I am 22 years old and just recently graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in Geography. I am passionate about anything that has to do with people, places, and the environment! I have lived in Los Angeles all my life, and it is a place where you can get stuck … Read more