I was fortunate to be able to attend a workshop focused on the building blocks of the structures we are studying and surveying in the Barrio Viejo of Tucson. Those literal building blocks are adobe mud-bricks. The workshop was led by Jim Garrison to former State Historic Preservation Officer for Arizona and Reggie McKay who owns an adobe rehabilitation and … Read more
Today marks the beginning of the sixth week of my LHIP internship at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, and it’s 115 degrees outside. Every week becomes more involved, and I get to use the experience that I have been accumulating over the last six weeks on current projects and trainings.
Last week I had the privilege of attending and completing … Read more
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
The centigrade is rising here in the Sonoran Desert of Baja, or lower Arizona, and we are deep in the first phase of the process of doing the legwork to acquire the National Historic Landmark (NHL) designation for Tucson’s historic quarter, the Barrio Viejo.
This has been a super busy week for me! In addition to managing over a 100 … Read more
To say that this week has been an adventurous one would be an understatement…
As soon as my last week’s post was published, I met and talked to three girls who were planning on hiking into Buckskin Gulch, the world’s largest slot canyon. After hiking 10 miles by 11:00 a.m., I received a phone call from my friends from home … Read more
Search and Rescue Training
Last week was my first week of training at Grand Canyon National Park with the YCC Vegetation crew. During that week, I got familiar with the park and with everyone I’ll be working with, listened to ranger talks, got certified in CPR, went on hikes, and attended lectures about various aspects about the park such … Read more
Hi, my name is Sebastian. I am a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, where I studied Geology and Geophysics. I am getting my car ready for next week’s drive to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
I had a similar position … Read more
This blog post marks the beginning of Week 5 of my LHIP internship at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge, Arizona. While I have been getting more involved with my tasks and projects within the park, I am also settling into the projects, trainings, and volunteer opportunities that I have organized in the Phoenix/Tucson area for the remainder of … Read more
The second week of training is finally done. I cannot say whether or not I am ready to jump behind the information desk of one of the most populated national parks in the country. I simply won’t know until I am there in the heat of the moment. I am nervous, but also extremely excited! I cannot wait to incorporate … Read more
At Casa Grande this week, the vegetation removal project of the brush, creosote bush and saltbush from 30 sites within the park boundary has begun. I am now in Week 4 of my LHIP internship and the trainings and how-to’s have slowed down, so I now have time to begin independent projects and work on ongoing park projects with the … Read more