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Summer Camp, Week 2

We wrapped up the second week of Los Angeles Audubon’s summer camp this Friday, and it was an experience that I would not easily trade. From working at the summer camp these last two weeks, I’ve found that you can never really be fully prepared...

One For The Record Books

This summer has been so incredible, crazy, and definitely one to remember. I remember being hesitant about this summer, being unsure if I could do well with outreach. I remember being most confident in learning shorebird identification, but still being nervous about it. I remember being...

Summer Is Slowly Winding Down

Today was the final day of the Teen Summer program. The theme for the day was water conservation, and for our station Anita and I created a model aquifer with the kids using rocks and sand. After our demonstration we had the kids create their own...

What Does a Timber Tech Do?

What does a timber tech do? Eat Dungeness crabs and look at different trees on high mountains and cliffs. That sounds simple and a great way to work, but it is in fact super hard. This week I went out with the timber tech to...

Crabby Data

Checking crab traps for research is quite fun, because you never know what you are going find! I am working with grad student Kat Beheshti who has several different projects, but her main graduate project is focused on the interaction between abiotic as well as biotic...

Making Plans for the Junior Duck Stamp Club

Recently I posted about the Earth Conservation Corps (ECC) becoming the coordinators in DC for the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program. We have been rolling with the idea to host an after school club at a nearby elementary school in order to...

Goodbye Duskys

377 nest islands monitored 113 islands maintained 170 nests surveyed 525 duskys banded 30 days at dusky camp Thus concludes this season's dusky work for the wildlife crew. It was even more amazing than I imagined it would be. The Copper River Delta is such a beautiful and dynamic place;...

Macroinvertebrates, Lots and Lots of Macroinvertebrates!

There has been a theme in my life for the past two weeks.  We wake up early, drink coffee, meet the crew, and then jump into rubber waders even though it gets up to 90 degrees outside. We collect macroinvertebrates and water samples from ponds...