Displaying items by tag: Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Saturday, 08 June 2019 15:54

Out & About

This week there has definitely been a lot of students visiting the park considering that the school year here is about to wrap up. On Wednesday we went down to Portland to get our PIV cards and that was a pretty cool trip, we even tried out a Mexican restaurant. The coolest part about this day was getting to stop by Nike HQ and getting a lap in at the Michael Johnson track. I would say that Thursday was the highlight. Ranger Alicea and I went around the community and did some outreach. We promoted the summer camps that LEWI is going to be hosting as well as the Spanish paddle on July 21st. I hope the info gets out to people and they come out! 

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Saturday, 01 June 2019 01:23


My first week at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park has been great! On my first day, I got to walk around the park and get familiarize myself with the area. In addition, I had the opportunity to work on a flyer promoting a Spanish paddling event which I plan to lead in July :D. I am pretty pumped about doing community outreach to promote this upcoming event! Since I’ve been here, I’ve had the opportunity to explore Astoria, which has some of the hilliest streets that I’ve ever come across. By the time I am done with my internship here, I am sure I will have some horse legs from all the uphill running. In addition, I am happy to have a fellow Texan at the park, Ranger Izzy. Excited to see what next week will bring! #(TX)^2

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:26

Alberto Herrera

I was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas, which is located in the Rio Grande Valley. LHIP will be my second internship, as was an intern for Texas Parks & Wildlife last summer and worked alongside Texas game wardens. I am very excited to be able to reach out and interact with the Hispanic community in Oregon and everyone else at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park this summer! I currently attend the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where I study Criminal Justice and also run track and field. I look forward to running every inch of this park, learning from my observations and from the people I work with so that I can do the best I can during my internship.

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Monday, 03 December 2018 21:33

Melissa Vergara

Melissa Vergara is currently working on a degree in plant sciences at University of California Santa Cruz. Her previous experiences with Outward Bound Adventures has introduced her to importance of engaging underrepresented communities more fully in outdoor recreation.

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Monday, 03 December 2018 20:23

Salvador Ornelas

Like the majority of immigrant families, I never had the opportunity to go hiking, camping, or do anything outdoorsy while growing up. Now I have access to both the natural world and underserved communities. I want to be able to close the gap between between nature and the people who have limited access to it. I want to be a bridge builder to the outdoors.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:55

Edith Jimenez

Edith Jimenez grew up in Pacoima, California, without ever really leaving her hometown until she was about 18 years old. It wasn’t until she attended California State University, Northridge, known for its highly diverse campus, that Edith realized how big the world really was, and it gave her the confidence to believe that things are possible with determination and commitment. She is building on her internship last summer at Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve with her Youth and Community Outreach Internship at Lewis and Clark this summer.

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