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Friday, August 03, 2018

What I Found

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As I have described in previous posts, one of the things I have worked on throughout this internship was a research project about Latino homesteaders in Arizona. When I wasn’t helping out with the visitors or working on transcribing the oral histories, I was looking over Homestead entries through land patents issued by the Bureau of Land Management.
Friday, August 03, 2018

Representing (Part 1)

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One of our tasks at the Small Boat Shop at San Francisco Maritime has been to figure out some representational images for our larger Historic Structure Report project, using a number of methods like photogrammetry, digital photography, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to best represent a utilitarian and readily legible set of images. Since the goal of this project to benefit future conservators, preservationists, curators, and others who wish to inquire about the cultural and…
Friday, August 03, 2018

Culture is Alive

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Hello again everyone, it’s me Jonatan Sanabria. Today I’ll be sharing what my project is and why I am interning in New Orleans, Louisiana. To start off, I am working in the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park (JAZZ) as part of the LHIP group. The whole point of me being chosen to be here is to help get started on Latino Heritage Week for JAZZ.
Friday, August 03, 2018

Rim to Rim!

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When I was interviewing for this position I learned that towards the end of the season all the kids were going to do a rim-to-rim hike. I was a little nervous when I first heard about this, but I was also excited. As I said in a previous blog, I started preparing for this hike by spending my days off going into the canyon and getting farther and farther every weekend.
Friday, August 03, 2018

Summer is Going by too Fast

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Hello! One more blog down, and one more to go. This week has been another great week with the camp kids. We had a small group of bright students come down from Cresson Elementary in the town of Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek is a small town about 30 minutes south of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (FLFO), and since they were closer we had more time for activities.
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As I began to prepare for the Colorado conference and wrap up my internship, I got some exciting news…Shenandoah National Park wanted to extend my internship until September 3rd! I accepted, of course, and after the conference I will transfer into being an intern for the Shenandoah Trust Fund. Since almost all the other interns are leaving, I will continue to present programs and work at the desk. I can’t wait to see the leaves…
Friday, August 03, 2018

Latino Conservation Week

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We had a very successful Latino Conservation Week event this week! The name of the event was “Latino Conservation Celebration Day at Fire Island.” I was very nervous the week before the event. For instance, I had nerves about the weather.
Friday, August 03, 2018

A Lesson in Time Management

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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.
Friday, August 03, 2018

A New Chapter

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I apologize to the organizers and everyone else who wanted to read my blog Monday, as I wanted to experience the last day at Little River Canyon National Preserve (LIRI) before I started my blog. What can I say is I like to be in the moment! But almost every goodbye comes with sadness, as I have made a lot of bonds and friendships during my short time at LIRI. I got to meet interesting …
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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

Scorpions in the Kitchen

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The weeks have been flying by, and the Colorado Intern Summit is this week already! On Thursday I head out to Colorado, along with the 40 plus other interns at parks across the US, to share experiences and talk about National Park Service opportunities. It's going to be a highlight, for sure. I continue to work on products from the Boquillas meeting five weeks ago, and it feels good to be able to make progress…
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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