This week I met with Nick, a Conservation Legacy intern who is here at the Intermountain Regional Office working with the RTCA for the summer. We are putting together a brochure to share with our local partners to let them know about the NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. They are sort of like the community outreach … Read more
Most of this week was spent in preparation of our Latino Conservation Week event this Saturday (tomorrow at the time of me writing this). On Monday, my supervisor Miguel went to Little Rock (the state capital and largest city) to be recorded by the local Univision network. He was making an announcement of our event as well as promoting National … Read more
I have learned many valuable lessons throughout my internship at the South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC) at Everglades National Park. Coming from a history background I have limited experience working with collections of science and nature. During my time here I was asked to support Jim Williams with developing two websites. The center is interested … Read more
The pace this week has been a little slower than usual. I got to experience my first rain day at Sailors Haven. This was probably the quietest I have seen the place. The ferries were running on a rain schedule, so the visitors who came over on the ferry with us were pretty much the only people we were going … Read more
I have about three more weeks of my LHIP internship, and my digital StoryMaps project is in its final stages. All of the text is written and the images have been selected, so now the process is all about reviewing, editing, and obtaining permissions. It definitely doesn’t sound too exciting, but there is something nice about having a product in … 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
I have an exciting thing going on next week. The second annual Mothapalooza will be happening July 28 where the local moth expert Eric Metzler, who has been doing research in White Sands for many years, will be giving a talk on what he has found … Read more
This is week ten.
This week started off on a Sunday. Some of the other interns and myself have volunteered with the North Florida Land Trust to help monitor diamondback terrapin turtles. It was a long six hours looking for nests then figuring out if they were predated, hatched or intact. before we started, we saw an armadillo and … Read more
Back in June, several park staff went to Alaska to pick up a 1945 Allis-Chalmers Model C tractor, faded orange and rusted from sitting outside for several decades. The tractor belonged to Ken Deardorff, the last homesteader to file a claim in 1974, proving up on his claim by building a house, clearing land to farm, and living on it … Read more
It’s amazing how fast this summer has been passing by. This week started with more coordinating for our Latino Conservation Week event. We now have about 30 people confirmed for our volunteer clean-up crew and then my supervisor ranger and I are both going to appear on TV next week to make announcements … Read more