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
I can’t believe its already time to write my final blog. I feel like the summer has raced by, though with much to show for it. The time past between my last blog entry and this one includes some of my best memories of my internship. We celebrated Latino Conservation Week with fun, education and events that celebrate the life … Read more
Through my internship I have been working in the South Florida Collection Management Center. SFCM manages the collections for the four south Florida National Parks, which include Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. SFCM manages and preserves historic documents, photographs, and objects that are relevant to the history of the four … Read more
I had written a blog post yesterday for you all. You will have to wait for that one and pay very close attention to this one. I am an LHIP intern. I work in Everglades National Park. I get no cell service and limited, government surveilled internet access. On that note, though this post doesn’t reflect the park service’s message, … Read more
Wow. I feel like so much has happened since the last time I wrote and only 2 weeks have gone by.
Since my last entry, planning for Latino Conservation Week has moved along swiftly. I am so excited about the speakers and activity leaders that will be joining us at Biscayne National Park during the LCW weekends. Colombian-Dominican photographer, Natalia … Read more
As the archeological investigation continues on our site in Biscayne National Park, the old wooden ship continues to present us clues to her past. Some of the artifacts we have found thus far are copper fasteners, ranging in size from tacks to 1/3 of a meter, glass shards in multiple colors, leather, ceramics, and other ferrous metals. Considering this is … Read more
The Everglades is one of the most unique and incredible ecosystems of the world. It is the largest sub-tropical wilderness on the North American continent. Its unique biological diversity and significance has classified the Everglades as a World Heritage site. The Everglades is an incredible ecosystem and the alligator plays a key role in the survival of most of the … Read more
Walking down the aisle of the Moran Theater with a smile so wide it began to hurt, my eyes scoped the room, eventually locking frame where my supervisor and coworkers were. The moment I saw them at my high school graduation, I knew we would be more than just a team– we are a skunk works.
A skunk works is … Read more
Last Friday, the team and I went out to Loop Road Education Center where we met with Rick Anderson, a passionate South Floridian whose family has been here for many generations. Rick began his talk by asking all of the audience members to introduce themselves, explain how they got to the Everglades, and in what capacity they were working here. … Read more