This is it, my last week here.
I wanted to take the time to thank my supervisor, Lewis. Without him, my special project would not have been possible. Furthermore, my experience at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve would not have been the same. I was able to experience all sides of the park: interpretation, resource management, maintenance, and a few … 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
This is week ten.
This week started off on a Sunday. Some of the other interns and myself have volunteered with the North Florida Land Trust to help monitor diamondback terrapin turtles. It was a long six hours looking for nests then figuring out if they were predated, hatched or intact. Before we started, we saw an armadillo and … Read more
This week there were two important events that took place. The first was that my supervisor called me one day in the morning and asked me to come down to the visitor center. He asked if I would like to help with the Timucuan hut they were building. I was more than excited to have a reason to leave the … Read more
Welcome to the National Park Service.
We have fun ‘n games.
This week was a short week. The office was closed because of Fourth of July. Nonetheless, there was a lot to do. I am currently working on justifying why solar panels would be required to be placed on some of our buildings. There are numerous practical reasons and, just … Read more
This week’s post was inspired by Pablo Neruda. More specifically, sonnet 17 – no te amo como si fueras rosa.
This week was pretty interesting. I spent most of the week making sure that all my data was correct. I was scheduled to make a PowerPoint presentation of my project so far and present it to my Superintendent, my … Read more
This week was so average, medium, okay.
The line before this one is a lie. Being from Las Vegas, I am used to being in an air conditioned space at all times. It is comforting. But last week taught me that the heat and humidity is something to embrace. The sweating is unreal, but what makes this worth it is … Read more
Every week beats the previous week. I was able to speak to another solar contractor on Monday. So far, I have met people that are passionate about solar panels. It was a great way to start the week.
Next came our chainsaw training class. It was important to respect the chainsaw. We were trained by my supervisor … Read more
This is week number four. The coordination between so many companies has never been tougher. This week, I mostly spent my time in my office. I was happy to be inside because it kept me away from the heavy rain that we got.
Also, I was able to start crunching numbers on the type of systems that would … Read more
As soon as I was told that I was given the internship here in Florida, my mind started visualizing the perfect project. I thought that it would basically do itself. Who would not want to support an idea such as renewable energy?
After my first week, my brain started to think realistically. I was having so much input from different … Read more