Twilight Tuesday at the Zoo!

We’re off to another adventure! Where are Christine and I headed off this time around? Hmmm….We’re in PORTLAND! You read that right. We were assigned to table at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. Through my last few months in the beautiful forested Pacific Northwest,...

Time to polish my spanish!

As a Celebrate Birds/Celebra las Aves intern, we have a lot of duties and responsibilities to complete as part of our internship. A main component of our internship is to engage the Latino community in educational and interpretive programming and encourage environmental stewardship. There’s an...

Eavesdropping on Nature!

When it comes to monitoring wildlife, it can get tricky. I mean, we can’t walk up to our species of interest and ask them “Hey is it cool if we study you? We promise it’ll be beneficial to both parties”. Depending on the species, they’ll...

Foraging for Berries!

I’ve learned a lot of awesome information within the last few months as a Forest Service Employee. Such as, federally threatened species found in the Siuslaw National Forest, how to properly engage with visitors and effectively convey messages to them, the dynamics of the Oregon...

Celebrating World Oceans Day!

Did you know there was a day set aside to celebrate oceans? I was not aware of this special day until last week. I was given an opportunity to participate in the event with EFTA interns Christine and Araceli. The best part? It was at...

Helping out Smokey Bear!

You won’t believe who I just helped out today! *Looks at the title of my blog*. Okay, you probably already know who I’m talking about! Still, it doesn’t take away from the excitement of meeting this well known and beloved Forest Service Celebrity. The one,...

World Migratory Bird Event!

It finally happened! I finally hosted my World Migratory Bird Day Event on June 16th! After spending many hours coming up with ideas and developing the event, it came to fruition this past weekend. Our event was held at the awesome Cape Perpetua Visitor Center...

We’re up to something fishy

It’s only been a week since we finished our two weeks of training, and we’re already back at it with events and activities! It’s never a dull day here at the Siuslaw National Forest :D. This week has been filled with activities, field work, and...