As I begin the last few weeks of my internship here at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (BLCA), the stress of figuring out what the “next step” will be, is at an all time high. Luckily, this week gave me a little hope as to what I need to do, which is trust myself, and honestly pursue what … 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
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
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
Although this is only my fifth week working at the Intermountain Regional Office, this week I had the pleasure of participating in the Latino Heritage Internship Program culminating workshop from Wednesday through Friday.
On Wednesday I went in to work half day so as other interns were flying in to Denver. I met up with them at their hotel near … Read more
I spent the majority of this month preparing for the Latino Conservation Week outreach event at Mission San Jose. For the event, we coordinated with a group of Girl Scouts from Westside San Antonio, to put up several activities that kids could do to earn a Girl Scout patch or a Junior Ranger Historic Preservation badge. I prepared a hands-on … Read more
It’s been a four day week, but only after an incredible weekend with one of my close friends, and other LHIP intern, Alexia! I took advantage of the extended weekend to travel a little –one of my ongoing addictions. I found out Alexia was interning with LHIP in Santa Fe, New Mexico earlier in May right before graduating. She and … Read more
There’s a ranger on the site whose last name is Standingwater.
There was a small bird on the ground this quiet morning.
There was a life taken in Louisiana–
no wait Minnesota this week–
no wait last week last year last century.
These men were black.
Why does it seem like … Read more
Just now, just by typing “…saying Farewell to California” caused my eyes to swell up a little and that lump in my throat feeling to happen. So it’s hard to believe that when my Supervisor, Ranger Lucien Sonder, asked me a month ago how I felt about joining a bunch of youth groups and their staff on a backpacking trip … Read more
This is the first week that I have had access to the DOI computer system. I finally had my background check cleared and my PIV card issued. I now have my own NPS email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and have been much more productive being able to use the Bison CONNECT services.
This week has consisted of a lot of odd jobs around … Read more