Thanks EFTA!

This was the last week for my Environment for the Americas (EFTA) internship, and it truly feels like the six months flew by! This week I was able to help survey for Snowy Plover roosts at Hermosa and Dockweiler Beach. And, again, it was really...

New Year

This week I had the opportunity to return to the site of our Conservation Art Show, and do a little bit of restoration work. The Leo Politi Elementary School habitat has largely been on its own for the past couple of years—the native shrubs no...

Summer Camp, Week 2

We wrapped up the second week of Los Angeles Audubon’s summer camp this Friday, and it was an experience that I would not easily trade. From working at the summer camp these last two weeks, I’ve found that you can never really be fully prepared...

Nature Summer Camp!

This was the first week of the Los Angeles Audubon and ReDiscover’s summer camp! All week a group of about twenty students spent their mornings learning about different aspects of Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, as well as larger ecological concepts of Los Angeles. Students...

New Projects

This week was full of a lot of really fun and new projects. Early in the week was the first nature club event at the Jefferson Public Library (Vassie D. Wright Memorial Public Library). We spoke to the students about bird anatomy, migration patterns, and...

Restoring Habitat!

This week I was able to work on habitat restoration projects at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. Since the official opening of this 58-acre park, Los Angeles Audubon and park staff have been helping to maintain the trails, plant native species, and inform the surrounding...

La Paz

This past week I had the opportunity to go to La Paz in Baja California Sur to work with biologists. It was a really great experience! Tom Ryan, a biologist I’ve worked with for several years, presented me with this opportunity for a quick trip...

New Perspectives

The majority of this week has been spent focusing on research. I read about the history of the Environmental Justice movement, and how since its acceptance into the political circle it has tried to create a more just society when it comes to environmental equity...