Week 21- Last week of EFTA- Finishing with a Bang

I can’t believe it! This was my final adventure as an Environment for the Americas Intern! This week I lead Junior Rangers at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. Junior Rangers is a free program at most California State Parks for kids ages 7-12. Kids participate...

Week 20- Birds and Friends

It was great to be back at Malibu Lagoon again. Stacey Vigallon, other volunteers, and I met up at 8am to fix the fence that protects the space of the Snowy Plovers and other sea and shorebirds. The sand buried the fence, so we had...

Week 19- Autism and Nature

I had the opportunity to lead a nature walk around the garden at Leo Politi Elementary School. The school is between Koreatown and Downtown so it is not near vast green spaces. In 2009, my high school, Dorsey High, collaborated with the elementary school students...

Week 18 – Plant Week at Debs Park

Two years ago I was an intern at the Audubon Center at Debs Park where I worked with former EFTA intern Carlos Jauregui. We developed and guided a curriculum for their annual summer day camp. It was a great experience and both of us have...

Week 17: Least Tern Update

Breeding season is nearly over for the California Least Terns and, unfortunately, there hasn’t been any successful nests let alone any fledglings at the Least Tern Colony at Venice Beach. Although we haven’t seen nests or flocks or Least Terns at the site, we will...

Week 15- Promoting Nature Walks at the BHSO

I’m excited to lead sunset nature walks in July at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Los Angeles! This park is mainly used by people to exercise as it has strenuous steps to the top; however, my walks will not be hikes for an intensive...

Week 16- L.A Urban Fest

This year was the first L.A Urban Festival at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. In this festival, we celebrate the rich biodiversity within the large city. Many nature programs, organizations, and naturalists were there such as the L.A Zoo, the Cal and State...

Week 14- Black Oystercatcher training at Monterey

This weekend I drove up to UC Santa Cruz to support my friends who participated in the graduation ceremonies. Congrats, Class of 2015! While I was up North, I had the opportunity to work with Daniel, the EFTA intern at Monterey Bay. We planned for a...