Looking Forward to the Future

Hello all! The time has come, and this is the last blog I will be writing. I would like to start with a huge thanks to Environment for the Americas (EFTA), to my supervisor Bill Standley at the Bureau of Land Management California Coastal National...

Celebrating Latino Conservation Week

A couple of weeks ago I coordinated a kayaking event at Elkhorn Slough to celebrate Latino Conservation Week (LCW). LCW was launched in 2014 and has been growing ever since with the number of events increasing every year. This year LCW was from July 14-22,...

Celebrating Volunteers

Last Tuesday I attended a tour at Seymour Marine Discovery Center (https://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/) which was set up by the Volunteer Coordinator at Elkhorn Slough Reserve to celebrate all of the volunteers. Elkhorn Slough has many of these events throughout the year to show appreciation for their...

Sharing BLOY Knowledge

Featured image: BLOY poster used for interpretation; created by previous Environment for the Americas intern.   Today is officially the first day of my last month as an intern, and I have enjoyed every bit of it. I have been meeting a lot of people and learning...

Planting Seeds and Building Experiences

I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did. For the past month three of my nieces have been visiting from out of town, and I have been having a blast putting into practice what I have learned so far from...

BioBlitz!

Featured Image:¬†https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/california/fort-ord-national-monument   During the weekend I took part in an event at Elkhorn Slough Reserved called Bioblitz where people were invited to the reserve to take pictures of nature and upload them into the iNaturalist application. The goal was to use technology (phones, cameras, or ipads)...

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Trying new things while gaining skills

Happy Monday! We are now in the last week on June and I only have six weeks left in my internship. Time has been passing by so quickly since I have been having lots of fun learning and trying a variety of different things such...

It is better to be prepared than sorry!

Last week was safety week at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office. I participated a whole day in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training to refresh my memory on both topics. I have been taking both trainings for quite some time now and...