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  Thursday marked the first day of our Longmont Inspire programs. We finally collected 200 surveys (half of our original goal), which means we can start our pilot programs. We started off with gardening at Growing Gardens in Longmont. The kids got to walk around the...

Let’s Clean Up Our Oceans!

Not only are beach clean-ups great, but so are clean-ups via kayaking! A while back while I was out in the water I noticed a lot of trash, so over the weekend I was able to gather a few people to come do a kayak...

Fun in the Sun

This week has been one for the books. Team Bug participated in a variety of different projects. On Monday, we worked on the agenda for next week's Blanca tour with kids from the Boys and Girls Club, then in the afternoon we went out to...

Literal Hands-On Experience

Some of my recent tasks included installing a camera off Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and removing the tracking device from one location on the site to the lighthouse rail. This tracking device (farthest from the text on the left and right) downloads the data from...

Drum Circle Leadership

A Drum Circle Leadership workshop was not something I expected to come into at the office on Thursday morning. Jim Donovan, former member of the band Rusted Root, led the program to teach group music-making while also teaching how to improve personal wellness, teamwork and leadership skills....

Being a Kid Again

Next week we will be doing another outreach field trip to the Blanca Wetlands, and it will be interesting to see what aspects of the trip this group will enjoy. Earlier in the summer we took out large groups from two local schools. Those kids...

More Than Just Shorebirds

I sit and write this blog after another crazy (but "normal") week of working on the Blanca crew. We are all learning how to write NEPA documents and analyze what impacts could occur from certain projects, and how to educate others about the importance of...

Goodbye Juneau and Hello Ketchikan!

This was my final week stationed in Juneau, and I was off to Petersburg for a few days doing habitat work before I took off to Ketchikan. The past month and a half I have traveled to so many places in such a short amount...