Walk in the Wild

Today officially marks one month until our International Migratory Bird Day event: Walk in the Wild. Do I feel prepared? No. Do I think I can pull it off? Probably. I will put my college skills of panicking, pulling my hair, last minute scrambling and praying...

Why are you interested in this position?

This week at the Boulder Headquarters, we have been mainly working on hiring someone for Cassy's position as Project Coordinator. I have always been on the side of the "interviewee." Everyone knows how that goes, sweaty palms, heart racing, food stuck in my teeth, all...

What’s in a Bird?

Today I discovered a Great Horned Owl in the middle of the day in my neighborhood. Before the internship, I may not have even taken the time to look up into the trees. My boyfriend was biking right in front of me and biked right...

Longmont Inspire Surveys

One of the big projects we are working on here in the office is Longmont Inspire. The overall goals of the project are to improve methods of communicating to Latinos, and to determine the reasons why Latino families are not engaging in outdoor recreation as...

What I learned from other Educators

Last weekend I attended the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Conference. The first morning started off with snow. Lots of snow. Like a foot of snow to be more exact! The keynote speaker was incredible. She is the president for the National Environmental Education Fund, and she...

Bird Training

Since the San Diego training, I have continued training here in Colorado. The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies has kindly taken me under their wing (pun sort of intended) and are guiding me through the basics of being a bird educator/interpreter. The two are very different;...

San Diego, California

Sue, Cassy, Mandy, Gibran and I arrived in San Diego a couple days before all the interns. We spent that time preparing, eating and a little more preparing to ensure we had everything set for the interns and the training. Then finally Thursday morning came...

My goals

I need to set the standard for myself while I still have plenty of time. I have plenty of expectations for the job, but I have yet to actually pave the path to getting there. Well first and foremost, I want to protect nature. I...