I was fortunate to have been selected as the LHIP Biscayne National Park intern for this summer, and work has already begun on our primary project: a multi-agency archaeological survey in search of a shipwreck known from historical evidence to have run aground within our Park.
However, before I am able to … 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
The sound of thunder and heavy rain has been the soundtrack of my Everglades experience so far. At times it is very calming and peaceful. Even though I understand the dangers of lighting, it is very beautiful to observe it.
Hurricane season in Florida is from June through late November. The concept of a hurricane … 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
A few weeks ago, I embarked on a road trip from Southern California to Florida. Growing up during the winter breaks my dad would drive the family from California to Mexico. Familiar with road trips I set forward on this trip. Thankfully I wasn’t alone, my partner, Tony joined me. I am currently a graduate student … 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
This week has felt like something out of television. It’s like one of those cartoons where someone is picked up and their feet are still running really fast and as soon as they are put down, they only leave a trail of smoke behind. I have had meetings with an Environmental Management Branch Chief and a wise man who … Read more
Hi, my name is Luis Silva. I am a recent graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where I received my degree in mechanical engineering. I am lucky enough to start my internship with the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve located in Jacksonville, Florida. I will be addressing alternative energy options for the … Read more
The summer of ’16 has been filled with everlasting experiences and memories. I began my first internship with the National Park Service and continued to work for the organization that allowed me to open multiple doors of opportunity: Groundwork Jacksonville.
Groundwork Jacksonville is a non-profit organization that seeks to restore Hogans creek and other waterways, as well as to create … Read more
It is my last week working at the South Florida Collection Management Center and I am feeling good about the work that was done. I compiled a year’s worth of historic images (some of which have not been seen in years) that will be used in the Everglades National Park’s social media sites, such as facebook. Also, Dyaami and I … Read more