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...

Powerful Art and Practical Skills

For the past few weeks, ECC has been working with Youth Creating Change and the D.C. police. Through this program, I have gotten to see some cool art and learn about a positive program in our city. Youth Creating Change (YCC) is a program established...

Spirit is Branching!

Feeling stressed? Need to just chill out and watch something relaxing? Check out our Eagle Cam! ECC has its very own camera on a pair of bald eagles. It is a live feed on two eagles named Liberty and Justice. They have nested here in...

International Migratory Bird Day at the National Zoo

I hope you all are planning your own or looking out for your local International Migratory Bird Day event because it is definitely that season! Recently, the National Zoo put on its own International Migratory Bird Day at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Environment for the...

We Have Guests!

At ECC, we host groups from both near and far. We usually take them in some sort of project near or or just educate them about the Anacostia river and wildlife around us. We recently hosted a group of students and teachers from the Fletcher...

Trees on Trees on Trees on Trees

Well hello there! I’m not sure how the weather is where you are, but here in D.C., it has been pretty wacky. April was hot one day and freezing the next. Although it went on like that for most of the month, it all changed...