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In 2012, EFTA began building partnerships with governement agencices and non-profirs to provide shorebird conservation internship experiences for Latinos. This internship program addresses EFTA’s desire to increase diversity within natural resources while conducting long-term bird conservation studies. This internship program was formerly known as Celebrate Shorebirds, but since then it has evolved and expanded. Although the past internship focused on shorebird and avian conservation, we welcome and have integrated any nature-based educational programs.
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These Are the Tidepools You Came to See, Right?

As the week draws to an end, so do the Tidepool Programs we have here at Yaquina Head. Over these last several weeks, I've been involved in outdoor education programs that center around tidepools that were accompanied by various sub-themes were offered based on the...

Fluidity & Sustainability

Over the past month or so, I started organizing and preparing for a beach cleanup. Organizing a beach cleanup requires more steps and coordination than one may expect at first glance. Narrowing down to a shortlist of local beaches to clean was my first step....

Bringing the Interns Together

After making their way here from states across the entire country, all of our summer interns have arrived in Siuslaw National Forest. Once everyone landed in Oregon, it was time for our Siuslaw Field Ranger Training! Tuesday and Friday were split exploring the areas where...

Maintaining Community Relationships

Our relationship with Exceptional Children's FoundationThe partnership started two years ago when former Los Angeles Audubon staff member, Tania Romero, connected her Audubon chapter with the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF). ECF is a non-profit organization that offers programs for children and adults with developmental, learning,...

Community Engagement

A major pillar of the Elkhorn Slough Reserve is community engagement. There is great significance in engaging local communities to inspire stewardship towards the natural resources in their vicinity. These engagements are important for conservation at a local and national scale because they create the...

Data, Data, Data

This week has been full of data: entering data, proofing data, analyzing data, graphing data and writing about data. Sitting and staring at numbers for hours at a time, I’ve found, can take a toll on the body and mind. However, it definitely has its...

Foundation to Success

Over the past few weeks, I have enjoyed observing the office dynamics in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and in the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. The most prevalent characteristic I've observed is the willingness to help one another without hesitation. There is a genuine sense...