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    Bringing Science to a Small Historic Park

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    June 11, 2018 | Betsy Isley at Sagamore Hill National Historic Park is working to make a difference with her science background. Every national park is unique but she has found a way to implement a science-based program at a historic site.

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    CVA Member Allie Burdick and Klondike Gold Rush NHP work hard to increase diversity on public lands

    May 14, 2018 | After a short internship with the National Park Service during her senior year of college at the UW, Allison Burdick wasn't sure where she'd end up. Like many college grads, Burdick tentatively ventured into the professional world, taking a corporate job at Starbucks in a field she didn't go to school for. Follow the link to read more.

    Source: The University of Washington Daily

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    Making A National Impact – How Adrian Uzunian Turned His VISTA Service Into A Career

    May 9, 2018 | During his VISTA year, Adrian Uzunian was able to make an impact on the small community he served in Western Maryland – but he wanted something bigger. He wanted to serve a mission with a broader, national focus. So, he signed on to be a VISTA Leader with the OSMRE VISTA Team (now known as Stewards). 

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    From VISTA Leader to Park Ranger – How Nick Solomon Turned His Service into a Career

    April 26, 2018 | With a VISTA year under his belt, Nick Solomon was looking for a way to take his national service to the next level, to be a part of something bigger. So, he became a VISTA Leader. Nick wanted to be a mentor to the VISTAs he worked with and also expand his professional experience – something that ultimately landed him a position with the National Park Service. 

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    Community Volunteer Ambassador Spring 2018 Training

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    April 20, 2018 | They came from desert outcrops, snowy forests, mountain valleys and urban centers. They came together for three days for an intensive training for their year of service, where they all have a common mission, to be ambassadors for the National Park Service. They are, the Community Volunteer Ambassadors of 2018.

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    Member Spotlight: Rachel Hendrix, Washington, D.C. (National Capital Region Stewards Intern)

    National Capital Region Stewards

    April 20, 2018 | Rachel is serving as a Public Affairs Intern with the National Park Service in the National Capital Region. The overall focus of Rachel’s work is to research, prepare, and disseminate communication materials for public and news media consumption. 

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    Member Spotlight: Lily Taleghani-Nia, Community Outreach Liaison (National Park Service – Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area)

    National Park Service

    April 20, 2018 | Lily Nia, an intern with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Los Angeles, serves as a Community Engagement Liasion. Her main duties involve conducting community outreach with the LA Ranger Troca, the mobile visitor center for the National Park Service on behalf of the Santa Monica Mountains. Her projects as a community engagement liaison are focused on outreach and interpretation at community park pop-ups and special events. 

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    Member Spotlight: Ricardo Escobar, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (Geoscientist-in-the-Parks Stewards Intern)


    April 20. 2018 | Ricardo Escobar, a Geoscientist-in-the-Park with the National Park Service, recently finished up his AmeriCorps term at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado. Throughout his term Ricardo was an invaluable asset to the educational programs of the Paleontology Division at the Monument.

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    Member Spotlight: JoRee LaFrance, Crow Agency, Montana (Bureau of Indian Affairs WaterCorps Program)

    Bureau of Indian Affairs WaterCorps Program

    April 20, 2018 | Last summer, after a month of technical training with other BIA WaterCorps members at the University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, JoRee LaFrance traveled back north to serve with the Crow Water Quality Project (CWQP) in southern Montana. 

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    Stewards VISTA Participates in National Service Recognition Day

    April 17, 2018 | Deirdre Morrison, a Stewards VISTA at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO, along with other volunteers participated in a National Service Recognition Day event in April.