Friday, July 15, 2011
Harpers Ferry Week 7
The very next day, Jay and I worked with Natural Resources and we looked at the the Ash Trees that resided all around the park. These trees have recently been devastated by the invasive insects called the Emerald Ash Borers. We also helped assist in a perimeter mapping of a specific area of the Ash Trees using a very advanced GPS system. The area was very dense with vegetation and spiderwebs, so that made it kind of difficult navigating.
We ended the work week with the Living History department and it was during the 4th of July weekend celebrations. There, Jay and I were dressed up in civil war period clothing where we apart of the union army. Our positions in the army were the color guards, so during the marching and the firing drills we held the flags proudly. We also participated with the activities of the day that involved the visitors and did some interp.
Our week capped off on the 4th of July in the Washing D.C. at Capitol Hill where we worked at the concert directing people to their proper seating and maintaining crowd control. It was a very exuberant experience and the fireworks and musical talent were top- notch.