My last blog was written about the Urban Ranger Program that I present to children in Summer Youth Programs throughout the San Antonio, TX community. In the program we learn to identify birds and trees in our ecosystem and for this blog I would like to share a little bit about the different birds and trees that we … Read more
I am about half way through my internship at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and it has been great! I am really enjoying this experience and have learned so much about the San Antonio environment and the history of the Missions.
My position at the park is an Urban Ranger. In this position, myself and my supervisor visit… Read more
Excited and unsure of what to expect, I arrive at the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park in San Antonio, Texas on my first hot summer day at the park. The day began with an exciting walk around the park with my supervisor being introduced to many of the park employees. During the first week, I have begun to learn … Read more
My name is Esperanza Chairez and I am very excited to announce that I just started my internship at the Chamizal National Memorial as the Segundo Barrio Outreach Coordinator!
Upon flying into El Paso, Texas from Amherst, Massachusetts the warm, dry air, and clear blue skies greeted me welcomingly. I am currently studying environmental studies and statistics at Amherst … Read more
The Frijole Ranch is the most visited cultural resource at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. I believe that it has come to its current level of popularity, due to its accessibility, architectural interest, and function as an access point to some trails of the park. Perhaps most notably, the Frijole Ranch is imperative for visitors to understand the settlement history of … Read more
Hello Everyone, as you may know from my previous blogs, I am working at Chamizal National Memorial, a small memorial to a peace treaty that resolved a border dispute in El Paso Texas, and Ciudad Juarez. We are a small park, and for this reason we do a lot of reaching out to the community. A collaborative effort by the … Read more
Apart from a warming introduction to the park, the first updating news I received when I got here were that a wildfire –named Coyote Fire for operational purposes- caused by lightning, was extending on the top of the mountain to the wilderness and backcountry areas. Following this, the day after it was announced that due to the ongoing emergency … Read more
I have been at Chamizal National Memorial for about a month now. It has been great interacting with visitors from all over the world, as well as reaching out to the community and learning about the culture in El Paso. As of right now, I have visited twelve different facilities and conducted educational programs about the National Park Service, Chamizal … Read more
These were the best two weeks of my life as I got to meet my new baby son John Carlos, born on an early Sunday morning in a downtown hospital just a few blocks away from the Alamo (no one will ever be able to question his credentials as a Texan 🙂 !). My amazing wife and I have had … Read more
Perhaps because of its isolation within the national and state context, the Guadalupe Mountains National Park hasn’t relished the same fame that other national parks hold. In 2015, this park was ranked 48 in the list of the 58 most visited national parks, despite its remarkable beauty and variety of natural and cultural resources. A brief description of … Read more