A career in underwater archaeology often times seems glamorous and exotic, and what I’ve experienced here at Biscayne National Park during my internship has done nothing to disprove that notion. But when we’re not searching for pirate-slave ships or diving on the remains of a possible new find, we are in the conservation laboratory, working to conserve and analyze the … 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
My week started on Saturday with my Latino Conservation Week event. During my three-hour table event, I was able to talk to about twenty people. Most of them were children. I think the most important part was seeing them not only asking me why this works, but also asking their parents.
I can only engage the conversation for the … Read more
This is week ten.
This week started off on a Sunday. Some of the other interns and myself have volunteered with the North Florida Land Trust to help monitor diamondback terrapin turtles. It was a long six hours looking for nests then figuring out if they were predated, hatched or intact. Before we started, we saw an armadillo and … Read more
This week there were two important events that took place. The first was that my supervisor called me one day in the morning and asked me to come down to the visitor center. He asked if I would like to help with the Timucuan hut they were building. I was more than excited to have a reason to leave the … Read more
Summer at Everglades National Park is an experience unlike any other in the United States. Summer storms bring heavy rainfall leading to higher water levels and as a result, sawgrass prairies and freshwater sloughs thrive once again. This seasonal change makes for spectacular views of the Everglades ecosystem as well as a prime opportunity to learn about how this wetland … Read more
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This week was a short week. The office was closed because of Fourth of July. Nonetheless, there was a lot to do. I am currently working on justifying why solar panels would be required to be placed on some of our buildings. There are numerous practical reasons and, just … Read more
This week’s post was inspired by Pablo Neruda. More specifically, sonnet 17 – no te amo como si fueras rosa.
This week was pretty interesting. I spent most of the week making sure that all my data was correct. I was scheduled to make a PowerPoint presentation of my project so far and present it to my Superintendent, my … Read more
In the subtropical wilderness of Everglades National Park swarmed by mosquitoes, Daniel, LHIP Cultural History Education Intern (Yey, he has finally arrived!) and I tour the Nike Missile Site HM-69. As usual insect repellent is ineffective in keeping mosquitoes away but thankfully we have bug jackets, which is a … Read more
This week was so average, medium, okay.
The line before this one is a lie. Being from Las Vegas, I am used to being in an air conditioned space at all times. It is comforting. But last week taught me that the heat and humidity is something to embrace. The sweating is unreal, but what makes this worth it is … Read more