Teacher Training

This week, Hugo and I got to see what it takes to put a bird monitoring program together. I attended a snowy plover meeting held in Monterey, and learned just how much works goes into  protecting Snowy Plovers from harm during the breeding season. Some...

Giving Back To My Community

Last summer I gave a presentation on my involvement at the Blanca Wetlands to a group of high school students from San Luis, CO. I loved it! This is the school I attended so it felt so amazing to work with students that I went...

Settling In

My experience this past week has been different from the rest of my fellow colleagues. On Tuesday instead of doing field work or bird surveys I was introduced to the US Forest Service staff in Arlington, Virginia. Instead of seeing bald eagles and shorebirds as...

First Shorebird Survey: Not as easy as I thought!

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="989,992,991"] An interesting part of my week was doing the shorebird survey at two of the four survey locations, Jetty road and Parson’s Overlook located near the mouth of the slough and inland at Elkhorn Slough NERR. I was very excited to get out...

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...