Welcome to blog number five from Point Reyes National Seashore! This week’s blog will focus on introducing an influential person: my supervisor Carlo Arreglo!

Carlo Arreglo (left), Kevin García López (center), and Diego Morales (right) running visitor center operations
Carlo Arreglo (left), Kevin García López (center), and Diego Morales (right) running visitor center operations (Photo by unknown).

Carlo is an interpretive ranger at Point Reyes and has been exceptional in orienting me with the park and ensuring I am gaining plenty of new skills and experiences. He has an amazing interest in all things birds, and he never ceases to amaze me when he can identify birds by their calls. As well, many of the outings I have written previously about, such as the snowy plover and tule grass surveys, were organized by Carlo for my enrichment. I truly enjoy working in collaboration with Carlo and learning from his experiences in school and the park service.

The Plastic Waste program I have been developing was recently completed, and Carlo helped me to officially schedule the pilot program offering for Wednesday, July 3! I greatly appreciate Carlo’s support and flexibility in allowing me to create and present a project of my choosing to the public. Now finalized, the program will talk about the rise in plastic production and issues posed to wildlife and humans, concluding with a clean-up on a park beach. I will be sure to follow-up on how the event goes in a future writing!

Thank you again for continuing to follow my adventures here in Northern California, and keep reading below for some more photo updates! Until next week!

Diego Morales and family visiting the abandoned shipping boat (Photo by unknown).
Diego Morales and family visiting the abandoned shipping boat (Photo by unknown).
Kevin García López (left) and Diego Morales (right) learning how to make a tourniquet at a Safety Stand Down event (Photo by May Slen).
Kevin García López (left) and Diego Morales (right) learning how to make a tourniquet at a Safety Stand Down event (Photo by May Slen).
Alamere Falls from Wildcat Beach during a 16 mile hike with Kevin García López (Photo by Diego Morales).
Alamere Falls from Wildcat Beach during a 16 mile hike with Kevin García López (Photo by Diego Morales).
Wildcat Beach from Coastal Bluff (Photo by Diego Morales).
Wildcat Beach from Coastal Bluff (Photo by Diego Morales).
Lake along Coast Trail (Photo by Diego Morales).
Lake along Coast Trail (Photo by Diego Morales).

Diego Morales

Diego was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an undergraduate student in the Society & Environment major and Anthropology minor programs at the University of California at Berkeley. This summer he is interning as an interpretation and resource education assistant at Point Reyes National Seashore in the interpretive department. Before Point Reyes, Diego spent a semester as an Every Kid in a Park intern at Rosie the Riveter/World War II National Historical Park. A more long-term educational and career goal of his would be to bridge and solve environmental and social issues being faced, ideally as an environmental lawyer.

1 Comment

Carlo · July 7, 2019 at 3:08 pm

It’s all you Diego! Thanks for being willing to go on these education/enrichment forays to learn more about the park. On to Big Time! https://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/events_bigtime.htm

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