End of Internship

After more than two months as an Avian Intern, the end of my internship is right around the corner. As a means of sharing all of the elements encompassed within this internship, I presented my work and experience to the BLM office in Monterey. During my time in Monterey, I performed field surveys in the Elkhorn Slough Reserve, to enhance the database at Point Blue Conservation Science. This data is critical for conducting assessments of migration patterns and the impact of climate change.
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At the Elkhorn Slough, I also leaned into outreach opportunities through events like Family Science Night, World Migratory Bird Day, and volunteering in their after school program called Estuary Explorers. I sought these outreach opportunities because engaging communities is necessary to create residents that are empowered stewards of this world.
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At the BLM office, I undertook the task of supplying maps of Black Oystercatcher territories. In total, I produced over twenty maps. These maps serve as guides for new community scientist monitors, standardize rock and landmark names, serve as outreach tools, and are historical records.
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I am grateful for the opportunity to be an Avian Intern. It granted me the experience of living in Monterey, California, such a beautiful place in this world, and established the groundwork for meeting wonderful people within the two agencies I worked for, and within Monterey. The older I grow the more I realize the significance of making connections and cultivating relationships. Thank you to everyone who made this internship possible.

Kimberly Becerril
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