Last week I was able to go on another ParkRx trip to Catoctin Mountain National Park! I went with Chris, who is a fellow working on collecting the Park’s data for the ParkRx website. We thought it was going to be a good day, partly cloudy and not as hot, to hike to Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock. Well it … Read more
First and foremost, a little about me! I am a proud Queer and Trans Xicanx individual with a passion for Science, Nature and Social Justice. My goals for this internship are:
1. To create multi-cultural and multi-lingual interpretive programs for engaging, educating and retaining more Latinx visitation to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
2. To increase QTPoC … Read more
This week, my main focus was designing and making the Junior Ranger Freedom Rider Activity Booklet. Basically, I’m writing a book. It has crosswords, puzzles, and more activities throughout it. I have being trying my hardest to make sure to incorporate the Presidential Proclamation throughout the booklet. The goal is to have sixteen pages worth of information and activities pertaining … Read more
My project is really taking off now. This week consisted of meeting after meeting regarding this incredible planning effort that I am so fortunate to be part of! We had an all-staff meeting where I got to meet everyone who works in the four National Park Service (NPS) sites–John Muir National Historic Site-JOMU, Rosie the Riveter, Eugene O’Neill, … Read more
I spent a lot of this week starting and finishing my program that I will be presenting weekly here in the park’s visitor center. I saw how some of the other interns and volunteers had their own programs, and I decided since I had experience in presenting that I would do one too. One of the reasons I chose this … Read more
This week went by so fast. I am still in the background check portion of my internship. I didn’t realize there was so much to that. I also got my very first big assignment. I am in charge of making a Junior Ranger handbook and badge for the Freedom Riders National Monument. I had to do a ton of research … Read more
This past week I had a chance to explore a larger stretch of the C&O Canal Great Falls, MD section… this time in a Gator. For those of you who do not know what a Gator is, it is basically an ATV used primarily on large plots of land. This city girl had never been on a Gator so the … Read more
Inspiration comes in many forms. It can be a beautiful view, a moving quote, a touching story, or an accomplished figure. Touring three national parks with Dominique Dawes, inspiration resonated in all its forms.
Dominique Dawes, known in the American Olympic gold-medal gymnast community as “Awesome Dawesome,” visited Washington, D.C. to learn about three incredible national parks that preserve stories … Read more
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
This week I got to endure on a four day conference near the Atlanta airport. The Cooperating Association Partnerships for a New Century 2017 was a conference created by Eastern National, a nonprofit organization that provides products and services you see at most park bookstores in the southeast. They created the famous National Park Passport where every park has a … Read more