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Saturday, July 27, 2019

My Last Project!

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Wow, time flies by when you're having fun! Sadly, my time here at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical park is coming to end, but I won't stop working on projects until my last hour here. As part of my final project, I thought it would be great if I could create an informational video that the park can use. It is a 5-minute video that will be posted on the park's website for visitors…
Friday, July 26, 2019

Take a Hike!

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A wise woman once sang, “Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waiting on the other side It's the climbbbbbbb!” Ok, so maybe Miley Cyrus wasn't literally talking about hiking, but I totally felt this song while I was hiking this weekend. I came to the sudden realization that this internship is half over and I still hadn’t done many…
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What could the sixth week of my internship uncover at Everglades N.P., you may ask? Invader ALERT... Invader ALERT… I truly rarely touch politics but in a twist of satire I wanted to add this into the conversation because, let’s face it , everything comes back to our political landscape and I have been pondering for some time now how the sliding scales of politics affects good science and education. Previously, I wrote about Bats…
Friday, July 26, 2019

Reunited with Documentation

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Welcome back to my blog! These last two weeks have been pretty great and filled with a lot of learning opportunities. One of the things accomplished was our last field visit, to do what remained of hand sketching and measurements for the row house. We also had a tour of the Library of Congress, which was super fun and exciting (at least for me). I will explain why further on. For this blog I'm going…
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I arrived over the weekend to Dinosaur National Monument in preparation for my work as the Resource Monitoring and Science Communication Intern. In my first week at Dinosaur, I have enjoyed seeing different parts of the monument while being trained for my internship work. I’m amazed by the variability within Dinosaur and all the amazing attractions. Although the monument is named for its dinosaur fossils, there’s so much more to enjoy in the monument. The…
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Una aventura inesperada

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Afortunadamente, desde que estoy en el parque he tenido varias aventuras inesperadas. Les voy a contar sobre mi fin de semana de aventuras con unos de mis colegas- Alexis, Jesús y Hannah. Mi jefe nos dio información para viajar, conocer y reunirnos con los guardabosques del monumento nacional de Coronado y las montañas Chiricahua. Como equipo, salimos temprano del parque hacia Coronado, que esta ubicado en las montañas de Huachuca. Me sorprendió ver la frontera…
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Hi, everyone! I’m Kassidy, EFTA’s writing intern here in Boulder, Colorado. I have been doing some rounds of site visits for our blogs and recently visited Alejandro, LHIP's interpretation intern at Rocky Mountain National Park. Continue reading to share my experience meeting Alejandro and to follow up on the work he's been doing with RMNP visitors! On this warm summer day, I am meeting with Alejandro Ramos, Latino Heritage Internship Program’s (LHIP) Direct Hire Authority…
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Week four with Everglades National Park Environmental Education unit has me redefining where the actual park ends and begins. As long as I can remember, our local zoo in South Florida, Zoo Miami (then Miami Metro Zoo), had been my natural home away from my inner-city home… There, I was immersed in both flora and fauna that I only ever saw legends like Jack Hanna handling, or Marlin Perkins and Sir David Attenborough speaking about…
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Last week was mostly preparation for the Annual Inventory of the collections here at CHAM, this week however we had an opportunity to engage with applied archival and historical work. I worked closely with my supervisor and Cultural Resource Program Manager, Mark Calamia, Rodney Sauter an Interpretive Ranger and with my assistant intern, Juan (in the picture from the last blog entry) on the three different inventories of the overall Annual Inventory of our museum…
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This week was intense and fun! We completed the necessary IMT training in order to have access to the NPS computer system in time to start the Annual Inventory of the museum collections the following week. After our visit from Khallel from WACC, we had plenty of work to do in order to prepare for their return visit to transport archives and a/v reels to their facility in Tucson. I had plenty of research and…
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En mi corto tiempo como pasante, he conocido muchas personas que son amables e inteligentes. Pero, la persona más influyente para mi desde el comienzo ha sido Lupe. Con Lupe me entrevisté para esta pasantía, también, fue la primera persona que conocí el primer día trabajando para el parque. Se puede decir que Lupe es mi colega y mi jefe al mismo tiempo, aunque tenemos casi la mi edad. Yo trabajo con Lupe más que…
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Esta tierra no es suya, ni es mía.

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Esta tierra no es suya, ni es mía. Esta tierra es de todos nosotros, pero al mismo tiempo todos somos visitantes. Es fácil decir que todos los días que estoy trabajando, estoy aprendiendo algo nuevo. Tal vez, es muy difícil escoger solamente una cosa para este diario. Desafortunadamente, así como he aprendido muchas cosas buenas, también aprendí sobre algunas malas. Ahora voy a compartir algo nuevo que yo he aprendido que es muy bueno. Yo …
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Mi proyecto principal, pues estoy involucrada en otros proyectos más pequeños, consiste en detallar la fenología del cactus saguaro y observar sus botones, flores y frutos. Este proyecto utiliza dos personas del parque trabajando lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes y sábado durante los meses de abril a julio, capturando fotos de las coronas de 55 saguaros en el parque oeste. Aquí, la gente de la nación Tohono O’odham, gente indígena desde los años 1400’s, utilizan…
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Migration is Beautiful

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I drive to work every morning down a long straight open road, passing by huge silos of grain, vast expanses of fields, combines and semis full of cows blanketed by an enormous sky. Fort Larned is a remote, middle of nowhere and everywhere sort of place. It is like being in the middle of the ocean but without the seasickness. I love the space. I usually love it. But then, I started getting anxious the…
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Mi parque - Saguaro National Park

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Bienvenidos a mi parque, Saguaro National Park, está ubicado a 8.4 miles de mi casa, sin embargo mi familia y yo hemos visitado este parque un total de 3 veces en mis 23 años de vida. De hecho, cuando yo le dije a mis padres que iba a hacer una pasantía en Saguaro National Park, mis padres no sabían cuál parque era pues también vivimos cerca de Colossal Cave y Sabino Canyon aunque ninguno de…
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Ticks Got Me

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"Get ready to come in at 7:30 am next week to go into the field" Thadra, my supervisor, said to me on Friday afternoon. The moment I had been longing for had finally arrived. A smile spread across my face as I realized it was time for some fieldwork. - - - The night before, I prepared my field clothes; A hair wrap and baseball cap, undershirt and long sleeve tee, cotton cargo pants, thick…
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