It is amazing to me how my internship flew by! It’s been an awesome summer getting to know the park and being able to participate in some of the events at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI). It doesn’t seem like too long ago I was just a shy intern coming from California to Oregon. Now, I am in … Read more
Estas dos semanas que han pasado fue unos de los mas cansado días de mi trabajo. Como consejera de campamento para Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI) tenia que dar todo mi atención a los niños en entretenerlos, cuidarlos, y remar con ellos en el Rio NeTul. Aunque fue divertido estaba mas emocionada para la excursión en canoa el … Read more
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
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
Back in my hometown, I dedicated my professional work to being a mentor to the youth of my community. I tended to gravitate to organizations that involved interacting with middle school kids, high school students, and incoming college freshmen during the school year. I loved it! The kids I worked with were so amazing and had such unique personalities I … Read more
I don’t think there’s one way to describe what I do at Lewis & Clark National Historical Park – Fort Clatsop (LEWI) without being too vague. I applied to be in the Interpretation Division as an Interpretive intern, which means that I am the person who is in contact with the visitors. My job, going down to its roots, is … Read more
This past week has been rocky because I’ve gotten to spend all week up at Rocky Mountain National Park! It was not rocky as in a horrible time, but rocky as in the majestic Rocky Mountains!
My trip first started out with the organization Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) and their Urban Rangers! Throughout the summer, the ELK program hosts … Read more
I have an exciting thing going on next week. The second annual Mothapalooza will be happening on July 28th when the local moth expert Eric Metzler, who has been doing research in White Sands for many years, will be giving a talk on what he has … Read more
WOW! I love middle schoolers… who knew I would ever say those words, but I sure do feel that way after such a great week! This past week I spent Monday through Wednesday with 11 of my favorite middle schoolers, from early dawn to late evening. The first day everyone is so awkward, and all the students really just stare … Read more
I hope so.
In this 100 year old room, I sluggishly sit up at 6 a.m. and with my crusty eyes I look outside my window to see the sun shining brightly on the cargo ships passing through the Columbia River. For a minute, I think ” this is a beautiful morning, I should get up.” But, after 30 seconds, … Read more