Shadowing the Sister Shorebird Schools Program

[caption id="attachment_898" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Outside Philomath Elementary school after the lessons with Julia Ledbetter, Program Coordinator.[/caption] The Shorebird Sister Schools Program (SSSP) is a science–based environmental education program dedicated to engage participants in shorebirds and their conservation. This Monday and Tuesday, I started my internship shadowing...

Arriving in Cordova, Alaska!

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="881,880,878,875,874,877,876,879"] I arrived in Cordova, Alaska last week. This is my first time traveling outside of California and I am amazed of the natural beauty that surrounds me with the Chugach National Forest and the Copper River Delta. Wildlife watching has been incredible out...

Preparing for events: Monterey Bay area

The week following the internship training was very overwhelming, due to trying to organize myself and try to figure out the potential youth groups, programs, and events where I want to go do community outreach. My location (Elkhorn Slough NERR) has many surrounding Latino communities...

Training week

Training week was by far one of the most rewarding experiences I have had so far. First, because it was my first time traveling to California and second, because I learned a lot about bird conservation, a subject I knew little of. I am a...

Crane Festival 2013

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="713,714,712"] I am proud to say that I went to the Crane Festival this weekend!  I have lived in the San Luis Valley my entire life and have never attended this magical event until this year. It was really exciting to see how many...

Internship training wrap-up

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="725,724,727,726,728,731,729,730,732,733,740,741"] What do you get when you combine 8 interns, great weather, and 6 days of non-stop birding? You get our America's Great Outdoors internship training! To kick off the first full day the interns and EFTA staff attended a presentation done by Khara Strum, Waterbird...

Update from Hugo: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Before the week of our internship training, I had the opportunity to interact with many visitors of Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve that were visiting the reserve for the first time and locals that visit regularly. It was very exciting talking to individuals who were...

Internship training

Although a snow storm has prevented us from getting out to California during the weekend, we are now even more excited to be in the golden state! Today the EFTA staff is very excited to be meeting all of our America's Great Outdoors interns for...