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Saturday, July 25, 2020

OUT OF OFFICE

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These past weeks have flown by. I worked on a few different tasks, including blogs, social media, internship projects, and even visited Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
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Hi all! I am back with another Venezuelan recipe because my creative writing brain just won’t seem to do anything and well because I am always hungry.
Friday, July 24, 2020

The Week Is Here!

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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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Wow what an amazing Latino Conservation Week!
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Latino Conservation Week Article

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In honor of Latino Conservation Week, I wrote an article detailing my experiences thus far in my internship, what I hope to gain, and how a virtual internship has changed the work I've done in the past month and a half. nps.gov/articles/000/tahmoor-chadury.htm
Thursday, July 23, 2020

West Coast to the East Coast

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Hello Everyone! My name is Maryana Carreón. I recently graduated (Class of 2019, Woot woot!) from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and minor in History. I am originally from the small town of Hemet, California. This week I moved from the West (Best?) Coast to the East Coast for my internship at Salem Maritime and Saugus Ironworks National Historic Sites. Here is how it's been going so far. First off, the…
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Getting Away from the Chaos

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In nature, we connect with ourselves. The crowded cities and urban chaos often cloud our inner peace. Although we are in the midst of a pandemic and fighting against social injustices, we must reset, take a breath of fresh air, and enjoy the sun on our skin. We are alive, and we are human. Whether you are at home, out exploring your park or the outdoors, you matter and what you do matters. Your story…
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

¡Sí Se Puede!

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The first half of my internship involved training, operations, reading books and articles, brainstorming, creating a plan, and being mentored through conversation. I don’t mind being behind the scenes. In fact I enjoy doing research and independent work.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A Healing Conversation with John Golda

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As an intern you never know what your new position will entail and how well you will work and get along with your new team. I was very nervous as my second week approached and I was invited to get a tour of the nearby town by the Interpretive team's Operations Manager, John Golda. John Golda is essentially the supervisor of my supervisor. I was nervous because of my previous experience with people in leadership…
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Into Dinosaur: My First Two Days

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Well, I finally made it to Dinosaur! Before I get ahead of myself, I am Luis Garcia Falcon. I am a passionate outdoors person, nature photographer, and advocate for preserving our natural treasures. This summer I will be continuing the Monarch project and doing science communication at Dinosaur National Monument located 25% in Utah and 75% in Colorado. As I am writing this, I have only been here for two days. It was a long…
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Hello good people! I am happy to report that I’ve officially begun my internship!...but not as planned. Ç’est la vie ( French for “That’s life” o cómo decimos en Español, “Así es la vida”). Although I’m a little bummed to not be able to experience INDU’s beauty and work alongside park staff irl (in real life), I’m ready to get down to work. Plus, it’s not like I won’t be able to visit INDU sometime…
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January 2020: The start of a new year, so many possibilities, so many new experiences awaiting, and so many life changing decisions to be made. One of those being the contemplation over a summer internship. Was I going to follow the traditional route and intern at an architectural firm or was I going to stray away from the path and apply to work for the National Park Service? February 2020: I received an email from…
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Like the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly, the salmon run is one of the most well-known and bizarre life history stories in all of nature. A young coho salmon lives her first year quietly in a shallow, shaded forest stream, feeding on tiny aquatic insects.
Saturday, July 18, 2020

Learning how to "work and play"

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As might be aware, I am not at my site this summer. Following my work plan, I was instructed to visit a park with the goal to see its attractions through the eyes of a visitor and as a professional. It was clear to me what I was looking for, from educational signs, to interviews with interpretation and education staff; all while having the experiences the park had to offer. I coordinated the visit to…
Friday, July 17, 2020

Feeling Grateful for My Experiences

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Heading towards the end of July, I have been implementing mindfulness into my daily practice. For example, I have been thinking about how I am extremely grateful for the ability to enhance my career, and my cultural identity has been a reoccurring theme.
Friday, July 17, 2020

New Beginnings in New Places

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Hello everyone, Let me start by introducing myself. I'm Raeann; I love books, hiking, animals, and all things related to rocks (geologists can't help themselves). As I’m writing this, I have completed my first week at Wupatki National Monument. It was a 16-hour drive that I took over two days. On the way here I was pretty nervous because I was initially supposed to go to Florissant Fossil Beds and then everything changed. I wasn’t…
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