iNaturalist: Battle between the Cities

Time flies when you've been busy and having lots of fun. This week I was able to chaperone a group of high school students on a 4- day Joshua Tree National Park camping/rock climbing trip. It was nice to be out of Los Angeles for...

Certified Pirate

Dear EFTA and ECC,   It is with great sadness to inform you that I am forced to resign from my position in your fantastic and outstanding internship program. I have learned a great deal in my time with the organizations and beyond grateful for the people...

Tour down Elkhorn slough! *(Plus newbies!)

Hello! This week was pretty busy with shorebird surveys and getting ready for Team Ocean!! Updates on surveys; this week was busy and full of excitement, especially in North Marsh!! A flock of semi palmated plovers flew in during Thursday's survey, and was thrilled since it...

Sea Urchin for Critters

Cape Perpetua welcomed fourth graders from Sam Case Primary School to its Visitor Center on Friday morning. As the bus pulled up, we prepared ourselves for all the activities we were providing them. I was put in charge of making sure there was enough room...

Munchkins+water= Happy Meal

I had a very fun and successful week!!! I am excited to announce that our first field trip on Wednesday was pretty fun and informative. Sierra Grande preschool, kindergarten, and 1st graders came out to Blanca Wetlands for the ENTIRE day. We started to introduce...

Remembering while I can

Last week I got some really good news: I got into grad school and was awarded a fellowship! I was so excited for this opportunity that I immediately began to make plans for August. After all, its mid-April, soon it’ll be may, then summer will...

Muddy Paradise

Hello once again everyone! Well, we had our first field trip this week and it was a success! We had over 48 kids ranging from preschool to 1st graders! There were soo many kids running around, but luckily we had sufficient help. We started off...

Rainbows and Shorebirds Finally get a Tern

I gotta say, this week I had my most eventful shorebird surveys to date. The weather didn't start off so great, so I ended up reorganizing my schedule to fit my surveys at a later time. Thankfully, it worked out well because the weather was...