Ella Wagner is the American Conservation Experience EPIC Women's History Fellow with the Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education (CROIE), working to support the 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration for NPS. She is also a PhD candidate in US and...
Alumna Name: Sabrina Gonzalez Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Dates Served: Summer of 2019 and 2020 What Internship was Sabrina in: Museum technician at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and a Historian intern at Homestead National Monument of America. Sabrina was also accepted into the National Park Service Academy of 2020. Q: What were you doing before ACE? How […]
Alumna Name: Demetria Toula Papadopoulos Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Dates Served: Feb 2015- May 2017 and May 2019- Present What roles was Toula in: Crew Corpsmember, Crew Leader, Assistant Logistics Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management EPIC Internship (Currently Serving) Location: Hurricane, Utah and St. George, Utah ACE Alumna, Demetria Toula Papadopoulos, walks us through her journey with […]
Maria Rago, a previous ACE Member in Mountain Wests Crew Program, details her experience in the USFS and NPS Fire Programs.
Who is a “Real” Archaeologist?: highlighting alternatives to digging holes in the ground By: Maeve Marino So I’ve spent many a blog post line talking about all my outdoor activities and this week I really want to highlight that not all archaeology is digging in the dirt, and in fact, I have yet to dig […]
Visiting Historic Sites and Monuments in the Greater Boston Area By: Ariadne Argyros I was tasked with creating a list of museums and cultural institutions that I would like to visit upon their reopening. While the Boston National Historical Park is getting ready to open some of their buildings, I am still going to be […]
Psuedo-Pen to Verified Paper By: Timothy Maze When all is said and done, the purpose of this project is to create the information that will be given to parks interpretative staff so they can communicate this history to park visitors. This means that an extensive part of this project will be the actual writing of […]
Coming Full Circle By: Sonya Carrizales Today I want to write about a woman named Mildred Ericson and her mission to create interpretive programming for children, which has left a lasting impact in Yellowstone National Park. Mildred Ericson broke the decade-long trend of women naturalists being excluded from National Park Service jobs in Yellowstone when […]
Welcome HOME By: Sabrina Gonzalez-Morabito This summer, I am excited to be an ACE CRDIP Historian Intern at Homestead National Monument (HOME). What makes this summer special is the 19th Amendment centennial that HOME is celebrating with hundreds of other parks across the country including the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality […]
It’s All About the Aesthetics By: Maria Smith Hi Everyone! I can’t believe that I didn’t give you all a preview to this blog post in my last one! I was just too excited about the wonderful Convention Days programming to remember! Today, I’m going to discuss the aesthetic choices that I’m making for the […]
Park Connections By: Sandhya Narayanan My primary task for my internship this summer is to help build connections between Salem Maritime/Saugus Ironworks National Historic Sites (SAMA and SAIR respectively) with local tribes. Over the course of doing this outreach, and after many phone calls, I realize that the idea of a “relationship” or “partnership” is […]
American Conservation Experience announces Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff Miggins departure
For immediate release: Flagstaff, AZ, August 11, 2020 American Conservation Experience (ACE) – ACE would like to acknowledge and announce the departure of Executive Vice President, Sarah Miggins. Sarah has been offered a truly exciting opportunity with the State of California to lead their State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division. Sarah has been involved with the […]
Thinking About Roving By: Marta Olmos One of the big challenges for me this summer has been getting used to the idea of roving. I had volunteered in interpretation before this internship, but always at set locations, exhibits, and tables. At Minute Man, we do a lot of roving, which means walking around the park […]
Embattled Landscapes By: Marta Olmos I have been using a lot of my project time to research agricultural improvements and the enlightenment in the New England context. In the 18th century, the land that now falls within Minute Man National Historical Park was mostly agricultural land used by the residents of Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington. […]
Buckle Up! A Trip to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park (WORI) and Seneca Falls, NY By: Anna Tiburzi Strap in, because this week we take a break from the archival research to journey to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. This week I had the opportunity to visit the Women’s Rights National […]