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My weekend had gone by in a flash! Usually during the weekend I go out for a bike ride and go explore different towns, but after Nature Adventure Camp I was unbelievably tired. Before I knew it I had to start preparing for Nature Survival Camp! It is a week-long camp, but the difference is that this group is an … Read more
Since I have been stationed primarily in an office setting for the duration of my internship, my supervisor wanted to make sure I got a look at communications at the park level and had the chance to get into the field. They worked with the Chief of Interpretation and Public Information Officer, Kathy, at Great Sand Dunes National Park & … Read more
This week I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, and went to a Law and Justice Award dinner. I was with Pete Conroy and Reggie Tiller. During that dinner, Freedom Rider Tom Hanks was given an award as well. It was wonderful that I was a part of history today. I could not believe who I was meeting at the event. The … Read more
So this is going to be my last blog post, as it’s the end of my 10th week here at Homestead National Monument. Next week I’ll be driving to Colorado for a three-day workshop with the other LHIP interns from across the country. I will be giving a poster presentation on my digital photo project, and will be participating in … Read more
This is it, my last week here.
I wanted to take the time to thank my supervisor, Lewis. Without him, my special project would not have been possible. Furthermore, my experience at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve would not have been the same. I was able to experience all sides of the park: interpretation, resource management, maintenance, and a few … Read more
This is my last full week here at White Sands, and it’s starting to hit me. But before I talk about that, I want to talk about how Mothapalooza went last week.
There were about 60 people who came to see the moths and the presentation Eric gave. It was actually pretty fun! When I cut the yucca fruit … Read more
As the Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) crew and Urban Rangers left after the camping trip, I was left up at Rocky Mountain National Park to begin a week full of learning! As mentioned in my previous post, this week I am working at Rocky Mountain National Park to do several things. For one, I’ll be shadowing a few staff … Read more
The entire process of creating an interpretive, educational website about Hispanic heritage on and along Route 66 in New Mexico has definitely been an interesting one. I have worked on interpretive projects before, and creating a StoryMap about this topic was both more demanding and more relaxed than anticipated.
A lot of the work I do with digital media is … Read more
As I write this post, I have approximately 30 hours until I leave Capulin Volcano for the summer. People keep asking me the same question: am I excited to leave?
My answer always has two parts. The first is that I’ve really enjoyed my time and my work here at Capulin. The creativity mixed with the science and outreach, the … 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