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Thursday, June 21, 2018

1st Week on the Job

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Hello Everyone, So I’m going to do the second post now, just trying to keep up on my duties for the job, and I do have some fun stuff to report. I finally got to start Tuesday here at Point Reyes. I showed up and was basically thrown right into work, which was nice and not nice at the same time. It was strange to see how many people were coming into the visitor center,…
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Second week in the books, and many more adventures to record. This year we celebrate 50 years of the National Historic Trail System. The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail was one of the last to be recognized as a National Trail. So this year we are commemorating the trails by making programs and educational presentations to the audiences and informing them of the history of our wonderful trails. Many of our national parks…
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It’s Chris again, and since I’ve been late with everything, I’ll be posting back-to-back blogs, hehe. When it comes to my site…I just have to say it is BEAUTIFUL! The immense height that these trees reach are jaw-dropping, and I’m sure there are taller trees out there in the world, but coming from New York City, that is not something I get to see every day.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wet 'n Wild

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It's Monday of week two. Texas has been acting a little strangely! I've seen more downpours and thunderstorms this week than I'll probably see in the next nine. Next week I'll be accompanying Dave Larson (pictured) to the small town of Boquillas in Mexico, where we are meeting with CONANP (the Mexican National Park Service equivalent) over the course of two days to discuss the next steps in the Sister Park Vital Signs Monitoring Program.…
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Though I’ve lived in community housing before, it’s always a bit nerve-wracking walking into a new home and greeting people you haven’t met but will be living with for the whole summer. I was placed in a section of park housing less than a mile from the Visitor Center. According to the rest of the staff, I got the “best” house, a wooden two story with plenty of windows and beautiful views of our forested…
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wall Climbing Snake and Blind Owl

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This week is my first full week that I have been at the park helping out,and it has been a pretty eventful week! At first It was a pretty slow week, because Monday and Tuesday I was at the front desk just helping visitors with directions, giving brief tours of the building, and enjoying the air conditioning while also sharing fun and embarrassing moments with the volunteers and employees of the park. And while Wednesday…
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

North Cascade Butterfly Project

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Hey guys, so let me dive right in about my project since I totally forgot my laptop charger and am currently running on 10% power. I will be part of this long-term monitoring program where I will be monitoring butterfly abundances and plant phenology in subalpine meadows of the Cascades Mountains.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Acadia National Park: Trail Inventory

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This week at the Olmsted Center we had the opportunity to go to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, and assist with updating the parks trails. The last time the trails in Acadia National Park had been updated was roughly five years ago.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time For Some Fun Under the Sun

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Hello I finally got to work with a group of kids! I usually tag-team with another intern, but there is a bug going around the Fossil Beds (and it’s not the palaeovespa!). This week I had the opportunity to work with 17 upper elementary school students from the Colorado Springs, Colorado, area and they were a blast! I have never worked with such a bright group of kids. They were all very passionate about the…
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Here in Shenandoah, all the interns are treated the same as the full-time rangers. This means we have access to the same resources and have the same duties and authority! Interns are even required to develop and lead three different park programs; nerve-racking, but also exciting!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I Spy...

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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…
Monday, June 18, 2018

Introduce Yourself Post 1

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Hey guys! My name is Christopher Cruz, and I am a recent graduate with a bachelors in Environmental Biology. I went to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which is an all environmental school located in Syracuse, NY. It was the greatest experience of my life, and got me to become more focused on what I want to do in this field.
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My name is Reena Ramos and I’m excited to be working as a park intern for the summer! This last week has been a whirlwind; I arrived back from a class abroad and immediately drove from my small town in Indiana to Shenandoah National Park. The park is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, and spans over 197,000 acres. Along with Mammoth Cave and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, Shenandoah was established as…
Monday, June 18, 2018

From Big City to Small Town

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Hola a todos! After some technical issues, I was finally able to access my account and am now able to introduce myself. My name is Elizabeth Garcia, but you can call me Liz. This summer I will be interning at the Homestead National Monument of America, located in the small town of Beatrice (bee-AT-riss), Nebraska, just south of Lincoln.
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Big Bend is special because of the amount of natural history recorded in the park. The geologic formations tell us about the past environments of the park, the bones and fossilized wood tell us the different types of life that lived here, and the current resources tell us where the park will go in the future. In all this wonder, it is easy for someone to want to take a piece of this history home…
Friday, June 15, 2018

My New Life Adventure: Daniela Alviz

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Hi! My name is Daniela Alviz and I will be interning at the Everglades National Park and will be working for the Hidden Lake District of Everglades National Park’s Education Program. I first found this internship through my best friend, an Education student at Flagler College. She suggested that I apply for the internship seeing as it would be an incredible opportunity. I have never seen myself working with kids or in anything education-related, but…
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