Gracias EFTA for Everything

As Anita and I conclude our last week here at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, I begin to look back on all of our accomplishments and projects that we have worked on this summer. It was a pleasure working with the staff here at...

Final Events

This Wednesday was the last Discovery Lab of the summer at the Tijuana Estuary. The theme for the event was animal adaptations, and how each animal has a unique outer "skin" to be able to live in their habitats. Anita and I were in charge...

Summer Is Slowly Winding Down

Today was the final day of the Teen Summer program. The theme for the day was water conservation, and for our station Anita and I created a model aquifer with the kids using rocks and sand. After our demonstration we had the kids create their own...

End of Summer Events

It’s almost event week! Anita and I are preparing activities for two events coming up in the next couple of weeks here at the refuge. Our first event will be the Teen Summer Program, where we will be taking the kids around the refuge to...

Guided By The Ocean

Our first guided bird hike is almost here! This week we are mainly focused on handing out all of our flyers for our event this Friday. We will be inviting guests to join us for a guided bird hike on the new birding trails and...

It’s Camp Season!

It’s summer camp time! Last week was the first teen summer camp with the San Diego County Parks and Recreation, and to continue spreading the excitement we had the camp come out to one of our other parks and invited the local Youth Conservation Corps...

Getting Involved in the Community

Anita and I are headed out to do our first independent outreach program at a local library here in San Diego. We have created an interactive activity where the kids and their parents can learn about bird topography while creating their own unique birds. During...

Summer Is Here, Adventures Begin!

Last Thursday started off like any other endangered species monitoring day with Robert Patton, but while surveying the birds from a distance Robert noticed one of the chicks was running a bit slower than the rest and was still not able to fly. When Robert...