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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
It’s officially been two weeks, more or less, since I started my internship at MNHS, and this place is getting busy! I’m so pleased to say that this past week has been highly productive.
While doing research on the Owens Valley Paiute for the exhibit I’m working on, I made a trip to the Eastern California Museum (ECM), which is … Read more
Its been just over two weeks since I started my internship at NPS’ Southeast Regional Office or – how most people refer to it – SERO and in the short time that I’ve been here I’ve learned a lot. For example, I quickly caught on to the fact that government employees really love acronyms! To get into the practice of … 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
In these last two weeks at the C&O Canal, I felt like I was able grasp a better understanding of the nature of the canal and the work that’s being done to improve it. One of the unique features of the canal is its long and narrow make-up. The C&O stretches 184.5 miles from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, … 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
In this post, I’ll answer the number-one questions I get when I tell people I band hummingbirds:
“Wow – but they’re so small! How do you do that? Does it hurt them? Why are you banding them?”
First, though, what is bird banding? Bird banding is a process in which researchers capture birds and put a small, lightweight band on … Read more
The centigrade is rising here in the Sonoran Desert of Baja, or lower Arizona, and we are deep in the first phase of the process of doing the legwork to acquire the National Historic Landmark (NHL) designation for Tucson’s historic quarter, the Barrio Viejo.
This has been a super busy week for me! In addition to managing over a 100 … Read more
I started and finished off this week spending the afternoon in the Freeman Schoolhouse, keeping an eye out for visitors (humans and spiders). It was a nice break from trying to make sense of the thousands of photos that have been uploaded to the “Place New Photos Here” folder in the network drive (one of my projects is to figure … Read more
I have arrived at Gateway National Recreation Area and I am excited to get to work! I settled in and met the other staff members—everyone here has been warm and welcoming and I’m looking forward to getting to know them more. The best part of this week was getting the chance to explore the Staten Island … Read more
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The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) is now accepting applications for its 2017 projects. Join this unique program and work at some of the country’s most spectacular parks, side-by-side with historians, interpreters, biologists, and other staff. The summer … 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
I had written a blog post yesterday for you all. You will have to wait for that one and pay very close attention to this one. I am an LHIP intern. I work in Everglades National Park. I get no cell service and limited, government surveilled internet access. On that note, though this post doesn’t reflect the park service’s message, … Read more
Hi, my name is Olivia Caro, and I’m graduating from Grinnell College on Monday! I’ve been studying studio art these past four years and just turned in my very last project today, so I’m really starting to get excited to spend my summer at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. I will not start until next Monday, that … Read more
Este será mi última actualización de blog. Disculpa por la demora, debido a que estoy en la recta final universitaria. Por fin terminé introducir todos los artefactos arqueológicos en la base de datos. Sinceramente al terminar, resulta que el equipo de mantenimiento de NPS estaba limpiando el patio de Bastión de San Agustín y descubrieron unos artefactos arqueológicos. Es decir, … Read more
Hello everyone, my name is Brandon Cipriano and I am 21 years old. I am from the Bay Area, specifically Richmond. I recently transferred to University of California Davis to study Sustainable Environmental Design. The Latino Heritage Internship Program gave me the opportunity to work as an intern at Fort Point & the Presidio here in San Francisco. Some of … Read more
My ten weeks at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park will be jam packed with a lot of fun and adventures. These first two weeks I will be training to lead interpretation programs, reenact rifle shots, and lead kayak tours along the Columbia river! The staff is great. Currently there are 20 staff members in the whole park, but … Read more
Hi! Let me start off with saying: MY FIRST WEEK WAS AWESOME! Upon my arrival, I was surprised to find the National Park Service is in the heart of Downtown LA, with a 2 minute walking distance from the Historical Olvera Street. So yes, naturally my lunches went from salads to torta’s and horchata real fast. My first day consisted … Read more