My research is in its final stages as I finalize my report and get ready for Denver. I have been working on segregation and integration within Gateway’s forts and I am amazed by how soon my time here will be complete. During my work, I have found the stories of those who worked within the military complexes that make up … Read more
This week Cristina, the other LHIP intern at the Intermountain Region Office, and I got to do an outreach event with some Latino kids! We met up with a day camp for kids at one of the local parks in the neighborhood. With a partnership through Denver Parks & Recreation, these kids get dropped off at this local park to … Read more
This past Friday, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend The Next 100 Coalition: Roundtable on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Outdoors. The Next 100 Coalition is comprised of more than 50 civil rights, environmental justice, conservation and community organizations from across the nation that are committed to establishing a just and inclusive parks and public lands … 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
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
As my time as a “LHIPster” comes to a close, I think it is important to take a look back on all of the unique experiences and enriching opportunities that I have had throughout the past 10 weeks.
So with that, my first take away from this internship program is learning about a place that has … Read more
My last blog was written about the Urban Ranger Program that I present to children in Summer Youth Programs throughout the San Antonio, TX community. In the program we learn to identify birds and trees in our ecosystem and for this blog I would like to share a little bit about the different birds and trees that we … 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
Some sad news, y’all, about the outreach event that I was helping prepare for this Thursday to work with the Teen Court, a group of teenagers who need community service and want to remove an act from their record. We were going to do a potluck-style meeting with people from the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, … Read more
What an incredible and action-packed week we had here at Biscayne National Park! Diving with a Purpose partnered with NPS to create an exciting week of adventure and underwater exploration for the young adults who have come from all over the Nation to participate in this year’s Youth Diving With a Purpose program. This intensive one week field school introduces … Read more