School Groups Galore and a Little Down Pour

Anyone living on the Oregon coast knows just how essential the proper rain gear is. This past week definitely increased my appreciation for it! This week we had quite a few school groups in elementary, middle and high school and even with the crazy wind...

Rainbows and Shorebirds Finally get a Tern

I gotta say, this week I had my most eventful shorebird surveys to date. The weather didn't start off so great, so I ended up reorganizing my schedule to fit my surveys at a later time. Thankfully, it worked out well because the weather was...

Learning the Ropes of Environmental Education

This week we welcomed four new employees and a host! We also started education training for the upcoming grade school groups we are expecting. Our training focused on learning three education programs. These are "Tide Pool School" for K-3rd grade, "SeaCrets" for 4-5th grade and...

Goodbyes, Blue Jellies and Bird Surveys

To my dismay, this week started off with saying goodbye to two wonderful friends and coworkers. Honestly, I've never really liked saying goodbye. I don't really understand why they are called "goodbyes", since there's nothing "good" about them. Regardless, I am very happy that I...

The Train has Left the Station

I am happy to report that this week, I finally started sporting my BLM uniform! It is composed of many layers of brown clothing, including pants, shirts, jackets, hats, sweaters and of course not complete without a  couple of shiny name tags. Tuesday morning I...

You can Train in the Rain

      If I could sum up this week in one word, it would be WET. Luckily, Yaquina is still beautiful on rainy days and the rain doesn't stop people from enjoying the outdoors. This week I spent my time learning the ropes of Yaquina...

A New Start in Newport!

Hello Friends! My name is Isabel Justiniano and I am from Providence, RI. I was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia and when I was about five years of age, my parents decided to move my family and me to the United States. Growing up, I always loved...