This week has been especially exciting for me, as I had the opportunity to explore some of the other national wildlife refuges and sites around southern Colorado. It was a day-long event and I went to Fort Garland Museum, Pike’s Stockade, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Punche Valley, and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. I went out and explored every … Read more
Oh boy, this week was crazy busy! There was tons to get ready and do before the big day of Get Outdoors Day! Prior to starting this internship I had no idea that this event existed, which is an absolute shame! This event is a great place to get exposed to many agencies and organizations.
National Get Outdoors Day, or … Read more
This week flew by! The other LHIP intern at the Intermountain Regional Office, Jenn, and I helped unload the supplies from the Get Outdoors Colorado Day. We helped clean, inventory, and organize all of the supplies and put them into the the storage unit.
I made progress on editing and updating the Legislative Affairs Summary tracking sheet, and took several … Read more
This week, my work week started on a Sunday. This morning we left our Intermountain Regional Office to go spend a few days at the Colorado State University (CSU) Mountain Campus, to train Urban Rangers though the non-profit organization of Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK). This was the first time I had ever heard about this organization, so over the … Read more
My first week at the Intermountain Regional Office (IMRO) was great! It did not take long to get fully settled in – laptop and internet access, building tour, and introductions are all done.
I have met with the Communications and Legislative Affairs team and learned a little bit about what I will be helping with this summer. I will be … Read more
This past week I was able to attend Alamosa’s biggest festival of the year, called “Summerfest.” In comparison to festivals that happen in Texas cities like Austin or San Antonio, it was incredibly small. I mean, I’m comparing to festivals like Austin City Limits (ACL), where Zilker Park has 100,000+ people in it at one time and it’s crawling with … Read more
I am now on my second week of training, and it’s been great! Currently I am working at the Visitor Services until later in June when I get to start planning my own educational outreach programs. Visitor Services is actually a blast because you get to meet so many new people and talk with individuals from around the … Read more
Hello! My name is Cristina Ramírez, and I will be working in the Public Affairs Office at the Intermountain Regional Office this summer. I am originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and went to school at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. A few days after graduating I started my position as the Centennial Volunteer Ambassador at Valley Forge … Read more
I have been working at Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve for about five days now and, let me tell you, it is absolutely beautiful!! I live in a shared house inside the park and the view from my window is breathtaking, as I wake up every morning to the sun rising above the snow-capped mountains. Since I’m … Read more
My name is Jennifer Orellana, and I am the daughter of two immigrant parents from El Salvador. I am currently a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver studying Sports Management with a minor in Recreation Services. I enjoy activities such as hiking, camping, climbing, and everything that my Colorful Colorado has to offer! I can’t wait to … Read more