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Fragile Yet Perservering

Hello everyone! This was a great week full of adventure and experience! We began the week with outreach. Our little friends are learning quick! We also had an intern day this week where we met with our supervisors and team...

Writing with a Purpose

(Environmental) Freedom writers. Writing is really an art form, a way to persuade, to express, to paint a vivid imagery in the mind and tint the soul of a certain powerful emotion or event with fire and impact.  And writing, is also elementary, for the...

Summer Camp

[caption id="attachment_14342" align="alignright" width="358"] The GZEP participants cleaning up Oxen Run Park in Southeast DC.[/caption] Programming at ECC keeps us busy. We mostly work with kids participating in environmental programs, but are happy to host all kinds of people and groups. Some of the larger programs...

This is how we write

The writing process     Every week we must write a blog, and every week we have the same process of procrastination: Jhonny finishes his by Saturday morning, latest. I finish mine by Sunday night or Monday at 8 am. And Jazzy, well, we’re lucky if Jasmine finishes hers by Monday...

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No wait is that a potato??

The day that I patiently have been waiting for finally arrived! the 12th ANNUAL marbled murrelet (MAMU) citizen survey. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="720"]                                 Losin' my marbles over here over the fact that I...

Learning and teaching

Before the opportunity of displaying Silverspot Butterfly information at the Oregon Zoo in Portland came up, I was not very familiar with this specie at all. I didn't even know about all the range of pollinator species which population numbers are declining due to several...

1 Murre Chick, 2 Fledglings & Tours Tour Tours

The Seabird Oceanography Lab is continuing to monitor our one murre chick this season. On the days that I monitored, I did not spot the chick, but luckily one of my lab mates did on Friday! Hooray! There have been no new eggs or chicks...

Those Who Take Care of Us

Robin Wall Kimmerer said something in her book that has caught my attention ever since I read it. She said, "In some Native languages the term for plants translates to 'those who take care of us." While I was in the wilderness with my group walking...