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Hi Everyone, For the most part these past couple of weeks have been rather calm. I’ve been working on the project that I’ve been assigned to. So my work so far has consisted of interviewing various people, transcribing and compiling the information I gather. Well last week on Friday, I got to go to an event called Ancestral Lands day in celebration for Latino Conservation week. It happened in El Morro and it went from…
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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, like many national parks, is unique in so many ways. The missions stand as a reminder of the native peoples who were converted to Spanish citizens 300 years ago. However, the most interesting piece of its history is that it is the first, and only, place within the National Park System to operate jointly with a religious organization and have active parishes.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Another Great Summer!

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Hey guys, It has been a great summer indeed. This internship has made me certain about my career path as a biologist and has opened my eyes to all the potential jobs that are out there in the field of environmental biology. I have gained a ton of experience in what it means to be a field biologist and, oh boy, there’s so much hiking involved.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Old Captain John Hance

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I gave a ranger program during my time here, and this is how it went. I wanted to talk about someone who was like me, and when I heard about John Hance I knew that I had to share his story with others. John Hance was the first non-native to settle down at the Grand Canyon.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Actually Exploring the Canyon

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Working here has been such an honor, and I have loved every minute of it. I do love my weekends, though, because it gives me time to explore the canyon. I did not bring my car here so that is not the best situation when I want to travel, but I have plenty to do at the canyon. On the weekends, I explore the canyon by visiting all the museums and restaurants, and on Sundays/Mondays…
Monday, July 30, 2018

Getting Ready for Colorado

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Hello Everyone For the most part things have calmed down here since the big events are all done, but there’s still work to do. I’ve begun translating all the information that we are writing for the bird publication, which is pretty cool. It’s a really good chance to practice my Spanish again, which I desperately need. I have also had a few groups come into the park this last week. The picture above is a…
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It was a busy week at Hyde Street Pier, as we got rolling on historic preservation and documentation. Because of the Ku’uipo’s unique build, we want to make sure we document the preservation process and structure as we continue to collect materials to put together in a log book.
Friday, July 27, 2018

About Archives

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A couple days ago I got to experience what has probably been my favorite day here at Homestead. This week the park had to complete its annual inventory of the museum’s collection, which meant going through the various artifacts to ensure that every thing was accounted for and that everything was in the correct place.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Rituals

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My typical day starts with me waking up at sunrise and scrambling to get dressed, packing my lunch, and eating breakfast to be at work by 6 a.m. My commute is nothing to complain about, as I usually end up at work with a couple minutes to spare. On certain days I’m the first one at the office, and have to wait to be let in.
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This week I wanted to give insight into a normal day for me are here in Big Bend National Park. These images are collected from a couple of days, but I wanted to gather them all together and give some of idea of what I do while working here.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Go Fish!

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Each of our fish tanks at the Visitor Center holds a different array of marine life present in the Great South Bay. The fish tanks and the seining program to fill the fish tanks are valuable for teaching the public about the bay ecosystem and the importance of protecting it.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Making Connections

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These past couple of weeks have been jam packed with education programs. One day we had over 200 middle school students come to Salem Maritime for an education program. We had our weekly preschool program yesterday in Saugus Iron Works where 65 people showed up.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A Learning Experience

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Hello once again, everyone. This time I am back with a story of a learning experience I had here. To start off, the biggest learning experience I had was when I got to meet the Mexican Consulate of Louisiana and some of the artists that came for the presentation. It was a learning experience because I have never seen that side of my culture, as most of my family is from a poorer region of…
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Coyote Valley Hike

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On the first Saturday of sunny July, the Anza staff collaborated with the Open Space Authority of Santa Clara County, California, and led a four-mile hike through Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve. We woke up bright and early Saturday morning to drive about an hour an a half south of San Francisco to the beautiful area of San Jose.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Oakland Outreach!

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July has been a busy month for outreach and community building; back and forth between San Francisco and Oakland, the Bay Area and the Anza Trail unite! Part of our internship as interpretation interns involves going out to different parts of the community to share the historical trail story and relay it to the public.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

And Then There Was Camp Again

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Hola! On Monday I got the chance to collaborate with two other LHIPsters, Tangy of Public Affairs and Alejandro of Rocky Mountain National Park. We joined forces to educate Latinos and Native American Indian youth on what beauties the national parks have to offer. I talked about geology, Tangy facilitated along with teaching them about some animals, and Alejandro went into detail about predator and prey and their effect on the food chain. It was…
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