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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
Oh boy, this week was crazy busy! There was tons to get ready and do before the big day of Get Outdoors Day! Prior to starting this internship I had no idea that this event existed, which is an absolute shame! This event is a great place to get exposed to many agencies and organizations.
National Get Outdoors Day, or … Read more
To say that this week has been an adventurous one would be an understatement…
As soon as my last week’s post was published, I met and talked to three girls who were planning on hiking into Buckskin Gulch, the world’s largest slot canyon. After hiking 10 miles by 11:00 a.m., I received a phone call from my friends from home … Read more
When I was driving down the Albuquerque alignments of Route 66 last week, I was struck by how familiar everything was. These were roads that my family would drive whenever we’d take my sister to kickboxing, the area where I spent my lunches during a summer program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, old paths that my mom would point … 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
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
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! A little introduction about me; I’m Jureily from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. This is my first summer internship working with the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Federal Government’s oldest preservation program. I will be documenting building with the HABS Architect Robert Arzola. Robert has a lot of experience documentating historic buildings. Usually, the HABS team documented … Read more
Its been yet another busy week with temperatures reaching 115 degrees – but it’s a dry heat! My supervisors representing the National Park Service, University of Arizona, and the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, as well as myself and counterpart Magda, had the official neighborhood meeting for all the property owners in the Barrio Viejo. This occurred after we sent out … Read more
El cañón Ordóñez es considerado como un patrimonio fundamental para San Juan Historic National Site, debido a que es uno de los cincos cañones de este modelo que existen en el mundo ubicados en Puerto Rico, California, Cuba, España y Filipinas.
Según las investigaciones que he hechos con varios conocedores de Artillería, que para el año 1984-85… 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