Interpretation: Relatable, Art, Provocation, Enjoyable….Passion

  Every time I visited museums, zoos, and nature centers I was beyond happy to be there among others that loved science, culture, and nature. The stars of the show, however, were the professionals that told the story of the particular subject matter. Their goal was...

Deep in thought along the Cascade Head Trail

  With two months left in the internship I decided to reflect about my experiences so far. Coming to Oregon I had no expectations of anything because I believe that in order to gain the most out of any new adventure, you should always go in...

At the top of God's Thumb. Perfect location to do Black Oystercatcher surveys

The Inconspicuous Shorebirds of the Oregon Coast

I am pretty sure I've already mentioned this in the past, but I am going to say it again. The best part about my internship with Environment for the Americas is that I get to work on something different almost every week and last week...

A Bird's Eye View station where kids are learning more about observing birds and coloring pictures of key migratory bird species.

Celebra las Aves, Because Every Day is WMBD!

Celebra las Aves, or Celebrate Birds, is not only the title of my internship program but also an important message for bird conservation awareness. This past weekend I got to celebrate birds in the best way possible, participating in two different World Migratory Bird Day...

Out in the beach doing Nest Detection Surveys

Snowy on the Move!

During my internship training, I was introduced to a group of birds that were not as colorful nor sang beautiful melodies in the mornings. This group is known as the shorebirds or wading birds. It took a while for me to comprehend how and why...

A natural forest stand at the Siuslaw Forest

Research, Recreation, and Education at the Hebo District

  The best part about being in Oregon and interning at the Hebo Ranger District is having the opportunity to experience a little bit of everything that goes on in the office. In the last couple of days I was able to join the wildlife technicians...

Hebo Lake Campground at the Siuslaw National Forest provides nice pick-nick tables and space for family fishing day

Partnerships in Action!

  What do you do when your funds are low or you don’t have the staff or facilities necessary to accomplish your goal, but you desire to make a difference in the world? You partner up! This week was all about seeing partnerships in action. The...