And it comes to an end…

Mianna Maestas: Time is going by far too fast! I live such a chaotic life that it doesn't feel as though the festival was already a week ago! Considering that our office will be moving to Monte Vista, the last two weeks of my journey will be spent...

Alamosa’s First Shorebird Festival

Mianna Maestas- WE DID IT!! I am proud to say that September 13, 2014 marks the first ever shorebird festival in Alamosa Colorado. All of the hard work that Deisy and I performed on top of all of our day to day tasks has finally paid off....

EFTA’s 2nd annual America’s Latino Eco Festival

This past weekend, the Environment for the Americas headquarters team in Boulder, CO participated in the 2nd annual America's Latino Eco Festival.  The festival is one of the world's first environmental festivals hosted by Latino Americans.  Last year was the first year the festival was...

Blanca Wetlands Blitz Pt.I

The other week I had the awesome opportunity to travel down to the San Luis Valley to shadow the two EFTA interns working at the Blanca Wetlands with the BLM.  What a fun week!  I arrived to Alamosa on a Tuesday evening and spent the...

Jr. Birding Pt. II

Continuing with my efforts in hosting some local Jr. Birder programs this summer, we had our second activity a couple of weeks ago.  The second activity focused more on the basics of bird ID: Activity 2: “Bird Identification: Getting Started” Saturday, July 12th; 10:00am-11:00 am; Bobolink Trail,...

Diversity and Inclusiveness

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” — Jinato Hu A main part of this internship has involved workshops and discussions about diversity and inclusiveness in the natural...

Jr. Birding

About a week and a half ago, EFTA headquarters office hosted our first Jr. Birder activity!  We offered this activity in conjunction with a nature day put together by Americas Latino Eco Festival (ALEF).  As part of the upcoming ALEF festival in September, there are various...

EFTA Retreats to the Mountains

What a busy week it has been!  The EFTA headquarters staff took an office retreat yesterday to Silverthorne, CO (about 1 1/2 hrs from Boulder).  You may be asking: who exactly makes up the EFTA headquarters staff? [Dr.] Sue Bonfield - Executive Director Natasha Kerr - Program...