Roxana Saravia

Roxana Saravia

Friday, 20 October 2017 16:03

Remembering Sandy

Hello Everyone! It has been a few weeks since my previous blog post and this one is a bit different. This post is dedicated to the fifth year anniversary since Hurricane Sandy.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:01

Summer at the Seashore

Hey Everyone, I’m Roxana Saravia and I’m back for a second season as an intern with the Latino Heritage Internship Program! I will be returning to Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) for some more fun (and hard work) in the sun. If you are tuning in for the first time, you can read more about my last season at Fire Island on this blog. When we last left off, I mentioned that my internship had been extended. I remained at FIIS until November, and definitely made the most of my experience. I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue learning about FIIS and the National Park Service.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 15:59

I Spy...

My first week has kept me busy! On my first day I went over to Watch Hill. It was nice to finally explore the site after hearing so much about it last season. I feel like there is a lot to do and learn at this site. The one thing I need to l learn more about is the procedure for campsites and back country camping. The visitor center operations are like the other sites on the island.

Friday, 29 June 2018 15:57

The Impact of Weather

Working at a national park typically keeps you busy. There’s always something to do: a program to plan for, a visitor center to be staffed, a meeting or training to attend – and that’s just from an interpretive staff member’s perspective.

Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:56

Barrier Island Ecology

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is ecology?” It’s the study of organisms and how they interact with their environment. One of the best things about Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) is the diversity of ecosystems. We have ocean beaches, salt marsh, swale, and maritime forest. Who would have ever thought that much variety existed among the flora and fauna that cover the 32 miles of FIIS.

Friday, 03 August 2018 15:49

A Lesson in Time Management

I must say I don’t think I have ever felt so busy in my life. There is so much to plan and prepare for, and I feel like the time is slipping away. I would usually consider myself someone who is great at planning, but it seems as if I can’t catch up. Don’t take this complaining – I thrive the most when I’m busy.

Monday, 13 August 2018 15:47

Returning to Fire Island

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”  – Nelson Mandela

This quote resonates with me because I returned to Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) with a few doubts about whether I would be able to continue growing. I have had people ask me why I would return to a park that I previously interned at; wouldn’t I just be doing the same thing? So far, this season has been relatively different. I’ve learned more about the resources FIIS has to offer. I’m also more involved in park science. Returning to a park where I’ve worked before meant that I had less “basic” learning to do, and that I was able to focus more on the areas I knew I wanted growth in.

Thursday, 23 August 2018 15:43

Latino Conservation Week 2018

There is so much behind-the-scenes work to planning an event. I spent the day before the event stuffing gift bags with information and goodies. In my eyes, our Latino Conservation Week event was a success. We had a great turn out despite the bad weather in the early morning. I’m happy that we still had people come out for a day of family fun. Amy and I were the first employees on the scene the day of the event. We showed up earlier than scheduled because we both wanted everything to go as smoothly as possible.