Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks receive many local Latino visitors. Because of California’s complex history, these visitors range from recent immigrants to people whose families lived here for generations before the area became part of the United States. Regardless of their histories, many of these visitors bypass traditional visitor centers, ranger-led programs, and park-produced media. They share a love of the park with visitors from other backgrounds, but rarely join the kinds of park-sponsored activities that would bring that shared love into focus.
The Interpretive Experience Intern will explore innovative practices in bilingual education and help us create interpretive products that span a spectrum of language abilities. For this purpose, the intern will develop and present personal and non-personal interpretive products, and share an evaluation with park staff by writing an article for the National Association of Interpreters Journal Legacy.