This past week was the Latino Heritage Internship Program career workshop in Colorado. I must admit I was super nervous (but excited) to meet all of the other interns. In the end I don’t know why I was so nervous. Everyone was friendly and it was nice hearing about everyone’s summer. I felt like we all ended up pretty close … Read more
First of all, I want to say how amazing it was have met you all in Colorado! It was definitely a trip to remember. I am sure we can all agree that many genuine connections were made. Every room was full of energy!
There are so many trip highlights it’s hard to pick just one. Even the long … Read more
Today is my last day! I will definitely miss everyone here at the Intermountain Regional Office. One of the last things I did was to coordinate a meeting with Denver Public Schools (DPS). With more than 200 schools and 90,000 students, they are a great resource to reach youth in the greater Denver area. Someone from their Office of Family … Read more
This week Cristina, the other LHIP intern at the Intermountain Region Office, and I got to do an outreach event with some Latino kids! We met up with a day camp for kids at one of the local parks in the neighborhood. With a partnership through Denver Parks & Recreation, these kids get dropped off at this local park to … Read more
This past Friday, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend The Next 100 Coalition: Roundtable on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Outdoors. The Next 100 Coalition is comprised of more than 50 civil rights, environmental justice, conservation and community organizations from across the nation that are committed to establishing a just and inclusive parks and public lands … Read more
Since I have been stationed primarily in an office setting for the duration of my internship, my supervisor wanted to make sure I got a look at communications at the park level and had the chance to get into the field. They worked with the Chief of Interpretation and Public Information Officer, Kathy, at Great Sand Dunes National Park & … Read more
As the Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) crew and Urban Rangers left after the camping trip, I was left up at Rocky Mountain National Park to begin a week full of learning! As mentioned in my previous post, this week I am working at Rocky Mountain National Park to do several things. For one, I’ll be shadowing a few staff … Read more
This week I met with Nick, a Conservation Legacy intern who is here at the Intermountain Regional Office working with the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program for the summer. We are putting together a brochure to share with our local partners to let them know about the RTCA program. They are sort of like … Read more
This past week has been rocky because I’ve gotten to spend all week up at Rocky Mountain National Park! It was not rocky as in a horrible time, but rocky as in the majestic Rocky Mountains!
My trip first started out with the organization Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) and their Urban Rangers! Throughout the summer, the ELK program hosts … Read more