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Monday, June 11, 2018

Orientation Week in the Books!

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As my first week at the Olmsted Center is coming to an end, I have come to realize the intricate dynamics that revolve around the National Park Service. During our orientation week, I had the opportunity to meet all the other interns who are working in the Boston area, most of whom are working at the Olmsted Center with me but others who are working in Lowell, MA, as well as at Boston Harbor.
Monday, June 11, 2018

Deep in the Heart of Texas...

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More or less a week after my first blog post, I return with more details about my exploits here at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. The stars do shine brighter here in central Texas, though I suspect it is because of a lack of light pollution. In any case, it’s been another great week here in Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch, and I thought I’d tell y’all about the two locations I…
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Earlier this week I started an internship that will help me familiarize a place that, for me, has a storied past. To get everyone up to speed, let me start with a short introduction of myself. My name is Marvin Salvador Lopez Jr. I am a first generation Salvadorian-American and the second born and only son of two Salvadorian immigrants that came to America in 1989 to leave their war-torn home and start a family…
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Geology is a way we can look into the past and understand how things used to be. Inside each rock formation is a story to tell about past lives spent on this planet. I wanted to take the time to report about the history of Big Bend as told by the rocks and geology of the park, and the many creatures that have inhabited the park long ago.
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I’m Amy Carrillo. I am a junior at Fordham University. I am currently majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Biology. I grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut, and now live in Queens, New York. For as long as I’ve lived near the Long Island Sound, I had never heard of Fire Island until applying for this internship.
Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Beginning

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Hello everyone, my name is Samuel Vital! This is my post before I begin so I’m very nervous. To begin I was born in Alabama to a wonderful mother from Oaxaca and a great father from Zacatecas, and I’ve lived here all my life, which some people may find kind of boring, but I love it, I have so many great friends, and I know every road like the back of my hand, which helps…
Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Beginning

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Hello everyone, my name is Samuel Vital! This is my post before I begin so I'm very nervous. To begin I was born in Alabama to a wonderful mother from Oaxaca and a great father from Zacatecas, and I've lived here all my life, which some people may find kind of boring, but I love it, I have so many great friends, and I know every road like the back of my hand, which helps…
Thursday, June 07, 2018

My Journey To The Grandest of Canyons

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Hello everyone! My name is Kevin Garcia, and I’m happy to be reporting from Grand Canyon National Park. My position here is interpretation and outreach as well as helping with the local YCC (Youth Conservation Corps). I am from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but go to school at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. My major is recreation management with a minor in leadership studies and a concentration in outdoor experiential education. I have…
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Hello All! Despite some initial technical difficulties on my part, I am now able to properly introduce myself. My name is Josue Teniente, and I am interning at the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) National Historical Park this summer.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

From Midwest to North East

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Hello everyone! My name is Carlos Silva-Trejo and I will be interning at the National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation in Boston, Massachusetts this summer! The will be a Cultural Landscape Research Assistant working to help prepare the “Cultural Landscape Reportfor Liberty Island”, listed as a National Register Historic Place and World Heritage Site.
Monday, June 04, 2018

Introduction

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My name is Eduardo J. Chaidez and I’m from Oakland, CA. I just spent the last two years living in Chicago getting my M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I’ll be back in the Bay Area this summer for my third internship with LHIP at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
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Hello all, my name is Tangy (tan-jee) Wiseman and I will be moving to Denver, Colorado to begin my internship at the Intermountain Regional Office. I was raised in northern Iowa in a town called Algona; it’s rural and friendly. I lived in an old farm house that is one of the original five homesteads in Algona and is set near the forest where my brother and I often played. Here, I came to love…
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Hello! My name is Kevin Jauregui, and I am interning at Florissant Fossil Bed National Monument through the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP). I am extremely excited to start! I have not stop talking about it since I received the wonderful news.
Sunday, June 03, 2018

The Come Up

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Hello Everyone, My name is Brandon Barragan, and I’m the Interpretive intern for Point Reyes National Seashore. I think the photo above sums up my life pretty well, and that’s why I used it. I know for the first photo it should be one of just me for a good indication, but I really hate taking photos. I’m just absolutely terrible at it, and you will never find me taking a selfie. So in the…
Sunday, June 03, 2018

The Power of Team

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As an athlete, I’ve participated on many teams. I get to see the power of human interactions on a daily basis in that realm of my life. Interestingly, I haven’t been exposed to teamwork in the classroom or on a problem-solving level as I would like. Being here in Denver at the Intermountain Regional Office has exposed me to the power of teamwork. The issues that the park service addresses concerning communication, infrastructure, culture, and…
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Coast to Coast

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My Name is Edgar Pedroza, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Well, sort of raised in LA. My childhood was spent being shuttled between Jalisco and California. I traveled with my grandparents, since my parents were undocumented and did not have the luxury of travel.
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