Displaying items by tag: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Friday, 24 July 2020 23:04

The Week Is Here!

We are finishing up celebrating Latino Conservation Week by posting the final video of our 3 videos. We focused on the nature and the ways that our community continues to use their culture to conserve our environment. We got many likes and comments on our Facebook pages.

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Friday, 24 July 2020 19:47

Latino Conservation Week at the Missions

Wow what an amazing Latino Conservation Week!

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Wednesday, 15 July 2020 18:39

Exploring the Missions!

We are preparing for Latino Conservation Week! Tanya, another LHIP intern, met up to record some shots of the missions, while being socially distanced of course. Our three-part mini video series is about the history and natural resources of the missions. We are focusing on Mission Espada, Mission San Jose, and Mission San Juan.

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Friday, 10 July 2020 22:42

La Cocina

This week I was given an exciting project that included my favorite thing in the world... FOOD.

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Monday, 29 June 2020 02:17

Going Virtual- How I managed to adjust

With my internship at the San Antonio Missions changing towards virtual community engagement, I have learned so much.

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Friday, 26 June 2020 22:21

Thinking Ahead

We are planning great things here at San Antonio Missions! We have thought of ways to incorporate our Hispanic community in our social media posts. Seeing as how the missions were built by Spaniards, we hope to incorporate some of that language into our content. The harsh history of the missions should also not be erased, so we are careful in not sugar-coating the ugly truth.

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Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:19

The San Antonio Missions

I have lived in San Antonio for most of my life and I have never seen the missions in all their glory the way I recently have been able to, due to my internship.

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Friday, 12 June 2020 20:43

New World In My Hometown

I have been an intern at San Antonio Missions National Park for two weeks now.

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Thursday, 23 April 2020 22:37

Jazciel Solis

Jazciel is an undergraduate student attending Our Lady of the Lake University. She is going on her third year of college pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in technical and professional writing, and a drama minor. Being a first-generation college student, she hopes to help her community with her education. Jazciel was raised to have a caring heart, she hopes to help people by becoming a grant writer to help non-profits. Jazciel has always loved nature parks and admired them for their peaceful tranquility.

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Friday, 02 August 2019 14:02

Whats been going on??

Hello everyone,
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted a blog, so I thought it would be a good idea to post some updates about what I’ve been up to this past month

  • Along with finishing the scripts for the 3 videos, I have started the production process and for the most part have gotten all the shots I need. I started the editing process this week and my hope is to have everything edited and finished by my last week of my internship. 


  • I’ve learned that this project is a lot more different than what I’m usually accustomed to doing. The switch from documentary to a more narrative type of video meant I had to learn how to take more dynamic shots and to learn how to direct people as actors. It was a bit intimidating especially when dealing with limited filming time and days. The rangers are busy people and I appreciate them taking time to be in the video, especially since filming does take up more time than you would think!  


  •  For Latino Conservation week we decided to put on an event called Passport to the Past, a scavenger hunt. The goal was that you would have to go through Mission San Jose to find the 3 stations that promoted land, air, and water conservation. Our goal was to talk about how these resources were important to the people who inhabited the missions in the 1700’s and compare it to how we think about those resources today. We also touched on how the missions played a role in the creation of the Tejano people. People who attended the event went home with seed balls, a bag of scents of the mission, and a small pinch pot. During the week we also displayed an interactive map where visitors used pins and strings to show their family migration story. I often found myself going over to the board and looking at all the pins and string just because it was super neat! Overall, I think it was a great success, and it wouldn’t have been without the Latino Conservation team that we had at the Missions. A big thanks to Justine, Chantelle, Andi, Melissa, Callie and Annalisa and to the staff that helped on that day!
    My time here at the missions been a great experience. Today I realized that my summer is going by way too quickly and that in two weeks I’ll be saying goodbye to San Antonio, which is a little bit sad. Either way, I’m excited for the LHIP training in DC and can’t wait to finally meet all the other LHIP interns!
    Until Next Time,
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