Walk in the Wild

For the past couple months I have been spending a majority of my time planning our International Migratory Bird Day event, Walk in the Wild in Boulder, Colorado. Finally, after all the planning and preparation, the event happened on May 18th and was a huge success! Walk in the Wild Read more…

Teaching Outside the Box

When teaching environmental education, it is important to have new, innovative ways of teaching to keep students engaged. This past weekend I was able to attend the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education conference, Teaching Outside the Box, where I learned all about these methods. TOTB was held at the Denver Green School Read more…

Internship training wrap-up

What do you get when you combine 8 interns, great weather, and 6 days of non-stop birding? You get our America’s Great Outdoors internship training! To kick off the first full day the interns and EFTA staff attended a presentation done by Khara Strum, Waterbird Ecologist for Point Reyes Bird Observatory. Read more…

Internship training

Although a snow storm has prevented us from getting out to California during the weekend, we are now even more excited to be in the golden state! Today the EFTA staff is very excited to be meeting all of our America’s Great Outdoors interns for our week long internship training. Read more…

Update from Hugo: week 2

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a variety of different events such as a complete day in the visitors center, attended a staff meeting, as well as continued with my naturalist training class at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. While at the visitors center, I had a lot Read more…

Featured site: Washington D.C.

Our final America’s Great Outdoors internship site featured is unlike the others presented in our past blog posts. This site will be in the metro Washington DC area, at the USDA Forest Service’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. A very exciting opportunity! Internship work at this location will focus on coordinating Read more…

An update from Hugo

Last week, we heard from Lesly about her internship beginning and how she is preparing for her Alaska adventure. Our California intern, Hugo, has recently started in Monterey, CA and has an exciting update on how his internship is turning out! Hugo: This weekend I started my internship by attending Read more…