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Taking Out the Trash

I promised you details about the student field trip to the Blanca Wetlands, but since I have not received the photos from that day I picked a different topic. The topic is simple, and yet essential to everything from nature to everyday life. The Blanca...

Cuteness Overload

Yesterday we held the day-long chick activity watch at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. What does that mean? Over the course of the day, several volunteers and the members of the Seabird Oceanography Lab monitored the Common Murre chicks in the remaining plot of the research study....

Teens out in Nature!

This week Katelyn and I had the opportunity to work with the Earth Discovery Institute, National Park Service, and Climate Kids of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct our first teen summer date with San Diego County Parks and Recreation. Our goal...

Boys and Girls Club Comes to Blanca Wetlands

This week has been a great week. We had a couple of Environment for the Americas interns (Aileen and Chu Yu) from Boulder come down to visit us and participate in our youth outreach with the Boys and Girls Club at Blanca Wetlands. Monday...

Our Children’s Land (Part 2)

We’re about half way through our trip, and it’s time to move camp for the second time. By this point, the teens have learned enough to attempt the move without any direction. The leaders step back and let the teens figure out what needs to...

Our Children’s Land (Part 1)

“We borrow the earth from our children.”  Fifteen-year-old Maria pulled this proverb out of her back pocket during a discussion we were having on why stewardship is important.   The Chugach Children's Forest, a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and Alaska Geographic, aims to better engage...

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...