Update from Lesly: Birding at Bolinas Lagoon

  [gallery type="slideshow" ids="559,605,607,606,604"] This weekend I went birding with my family at Bolinas Lagoon, a 1,100 acre coastal preserve in West Marin County, California. Millions of shorebirds and other waterfowl visit its pristine marshes and mudflats each year. Bolinas Lagoon is an important stopover point for...

Update from Hugo: week 2

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a variety of different events such as a complete day in the visitors center, attended a staff meeting, as well as continued with my naturalist training class at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. While at the visitors...

Update from Lesly: WildCare’s Bilingual Nature Walks

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="507,608,610,612,611,609"] I attended a naturalist led bilingual family program at Las Gallinas Ponds in San Rafael, CA with WildCare. WildCare operates a wildlife rehabilitation hospital in Marin County and offers on-site, in-classroom, and outdoor education programs. Juan-Carlos Solis, Director of Education leads fascinating monthly...

Featured site: Washington D.C.

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="475,186,476,477,478"] Our final America's Great Outdoors internship site featured is unlike the others presented in our past blog posts. This site will be in the metro Washington DC area, at the USDA Forest Service's headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. A very exciting opportunity! Internship work at...

An update from Hugo

Last week, we heard from Lesly about her internship beginning and how she is preparing for her Alaska adventure. Our California intern, Hugo, has recently started in Monterey, CA and has an exciting update on how his internship is turning out! Hugo: This weekend I started...

Featured site: Monterey, CA

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="391,395,397,393,392,394,399,398"] We are pleased to present our next America's Great Outdoors internship site at the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) in Monterey, California. While our interns will be working in and around the Monterey area, the California Coastal National Monument is located along the entire...

An update from Lesly

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="349,367,368,369,370"]   Before setting off to Alaska, I am gaining experience by assisting with Point Reyes Bird Observatory Conservation Science’s (PRBO) educational programs. Missy Wipf, education coordinator at PRBO, has taken me under her wing! One of the programs I’m involved with is Bird Education...

Featured site: Blanca Wetlands, Colorado

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="185,317,313,320,316,318,314,319"] Blanca Wetlands in Colorado's San Luis Valley is another America's Great Outdoors research site. At this location,  we will be hosting two interns who will be working on bird conservation efforts in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management. Long ago, the San Luis...