Getting Down to Business

This week I got to check out the site for our International Migratory Bird Day. The park itself is huge. I will have to check out Walden Ponds a couple more times before the event, or I will have to teach the kids how to...

The Big Move

So I think every person makes that one big decision that really kick-starts their career. When I got the acceptance letter from Cassy Bohnet, EFTA’s Project Coordinator, I had so many emotions at the time. I just bought a house in Fort Collins (I know,...

Opportunities for New EFTA Interns

Check out all of the information about the 2016 internships and apply soon! Candidates are being hired as qualified applications are received!...

Una Piñata

We had a great idea for IMBD this year. Bird piñatas with free giveaways! We sat and talked about how we could make our event in Boulder a little more inviting for Latino families in the surrounding community. After talking about it some, we came...

International Migratory Bird Day Back Home in Lafayette, Colorado

[caption id="attachment_8441" align="alignright" width="300"] Live raptors was one of the main attractions at the event this year.[/caption] This last weekend was really fun. It was also really hot. 91 degrees in late September, but the heat didn't keep many from coming out to the second IMBD...

My Summer Internship in Oregon Has Come and Gone

The summer has come and gone, and I am finishing my last week at the park. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area quickly became a second home, and I'm sad to say goodbye. I can tell I will be homesick the moment I leave the Oregon...

Working at Mt. Rainier National Park

Well we are back at it! Back in the saddle and ready to work. Thanks to some sweet collaboration between us, EFTA interns, and the NPS, we'll be on the first bus to Mt. Rainier tomorrow (first and only bus) to help out with trail...

A Week Among Junior Scientists

"When I say the word 'Scientist' what's the image that comes to your head?" I asked, and slowly hands came up. "Einstein!" "Lab coats" "Glasses" "Crazy Hair" some of the answers  provided by 4-H campers during my presentation. "Well you're all right, those are some...