This week I sat in on the Intermountain Volunteer Engagement Strike Team (InVEST) conference meetings which lasted three days here at the Intermountain Regional Office. The group was composed of IMR park volunteer coordinators, SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors, and our interpretation and education leadership team at IMRO. The group discussed the future of volunteer programs in parks and shared ideas … Read more
This week I was able to begin writing the outline for a new NPS program, Ancestral Rangers. Working with Ancestral Lands, the NPS is aiming to create new permanent positions for native people. Here is an excerpt of some of the language in the document I created:
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“The Ancestral Rangers program is designed to bring on qualified native youth as
As my summer at WORI comes to an end, I want thank everyone at LHIP for giving a second opportunity to intern for the National Park Service. Unfortunately I won’t be joining the park service anytime soon, as I will be in China for the next two years as a High School ESL teacher for a school in Nanjing. I’m … Read more
This is my last official blog post of my 13-week internship with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and Latino Heritage Internship Program. I have been an intern of the National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Hispanic Access Foundation, and Latino Heritage Internship Program. Many different agencies and individuals have made this internship possible for me, and I … Read more
Mi viaje a Colorado fue un gran reto para mí, al mismo tiempo era preocupante para mi familia y mis amistades. Debido a que era mi primera vez que iba a viajar sola, ellos temían que me perdiera sola en un estado, que es totalmente desconocido para mí.
El gran problema es que yo consideraría que mi tercer idioma es … Read more
Welcome back for my 11th blog post of the summer! It has been another busy week at the OCLP, so I have a lot to catch you up on. As I mentioned last blog post, due to my LHIP Colorado conference and the NPS Centennial, there were several events that occurred last week that I did not get to … Read more
I’m back! I was in Colorado for a little bit with the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) Conference, and I’ve returned to the Boston office now due to a three-week extension I received through the awesome partnership of the Hispanic Access Foundation and Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. I will be here until September 9th, and I am … Read more
So these beginning three weeks of August have been incredibly eventful and rewarding for many reasons. Fort Larned’s Centennial Event is called Picnic in the Park, and I believe this is a great opportunity for Hispanic Communities to come out and have a great first experience with Fort Larned. This event is going to have activities for kids, animal exhibits, … Read more
Hi y’all! While my goodbye to the GW Parkway was about a week ago, let me write to you now about it. The final week was filled with a lot of goodbyes and finally getting to do some inventory of the Arlington House collection.
On 8/1 my advisor Kim and the other … Read more
This week I had the opportunity to attend a few Junior Ranger programs being held around Fire Island National Seashore as part of some outreach programs with some of the nearby communities. As the temperatures start to rise over these hot summer months, children often forget that even though they are not in a formal classroom setting, there are tons … Read more