Looking Ahead

Well, believe it or not, the end is nearing. I have about a month left at my site and the clock is ticking. Ore Time has always been a funny concept to me, but these past few months have been slow moving yet fast paced....

Summer Camp

[caption id="attachment_14342" align="alignright" width="358"] The GZEP participants cleaning up Oxen Run Park in Southeast DC.[/caption] Programming at ECC keeps us busy. We mostly work with kids participating in environmental programs, but are happy to host all kinds of people and groups. Some of the larger programs...

“A River Runs Through Us”

“The pollution of the Anacostia River reflects colonialism ad conquest: nationalism, militarism, empire, racism, inequality, and urban renewal.” –Brett Williams, A River Runs Through Us   When I first got to college I thought I had to choose between studying people and social justice or studying the...

We Love Trees

[caption id="attachment_14235" align="alignright" width="258"] One community we worked with to add trees. The trees would cool the buildings and slow down off on this hill.[/caption] What’s going on?? I hope you all are enjoying summer in full swing now that we have made it all the...

Conservation as an Art Form

Conservation takes shape in many different ways. Although biologists and ecologists are some of the most important pieces in the chain, it is important to recognize others in the fight to keep our planet clean. ECC is helping take on that challenge by partnering...

Looking back and looking forward

Time has been flying. It doesn’t seem like it, but I have been with EFTA/ECC for nearly three months and I have just over two more to go. I didn’t realize until recently this was about my half-way point in the internship. However, with all...

The Next 100 Coalition and the Capitol Building

Last week, I was lucky enough to hear an impressive panel speak and answer questions at the Capitol Building. The panel was each representatives from various member organizations of the Next 100 Collation. The name comes from the centennial of the foundation of the National...

IMBD: The Re-Up

As you know, I attended International Migratory Bird Day at the National Zoo. On top of all the exciting education programs we had at ECC, I also got to attend two more IMBD events!! One was a reception at the national zoo and the other...