Constantly Pushed, Constantly Learning, Constantly Rewarded

Early Days of Washington This experience continues to be amazing. I'm asked over and over again, "What's the best part of your trip so far?" I feel like it's impossible to define. It's one moving blur of learning from experts and having incredible sightings, unforgettable experiences,...

Learning to be an Environmental Educator

Over the last three days I've delivered presentations to over 900 school children. It was incredibly fun, but first I have to say something -  I have gained an incredible respect for school teachers. Working with Sam (Visitor Services - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), I...

What it means to be an Ambassador

I'm writing this now from Homegrown, a pub in old town Florence, OR. It's a perfect place with amazing people and food. One more star on the wall for "Best Coast" status. Today, Jean and I planted stakes to mark restricted areas for bird habitation. Spoke...

Birding up the West Coast

I've been really enjoying the familiarity of becoming more and more aware of the daily grind of maintaining a habitat for migratory birds and other endangered species. From it's controversial conversations (hunting, water rights, etc) to its achievements (experimental landscaping with positive results, endangered species rebound,...

What an amazing experience this has been already

  Dear Environment for the Americas, I can’t thank you enough for the incredible experience I had in San Diego. I met a bunch of people my age that all shared similar values and a similar enough background that we just clicked. I learned how to identify...

Migrating West

Hi! I'm writing now preparing for a trip where I'll meet so many people and talk to them about cherishing birds and their migration. Hopefully also speaking about how those birds, and their patterns, speak highly of our impact on the environment. How we find ourselves valuing them will...