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Celebrating Birds

 

In 2012, EFTA began building partnerships with governement agencices and non-profirs to provide shorebird conservation internship experiences for Latinos. This internship program addresses EFTA’s desire to increase diversity within natural resources while conducting long-term bird conservation studies. This internship program was formerly known as Celebrate Shorebirds, but since then it has evolved and expanded. Although the past internship focused on shorebird and avian conservation, we welcome and have integrated any nature-based educational programs.
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A Little Poem

It's been three weeks since we started surveying, and although I'm familiarizing myself with my location, I realized I don't know much of the history. I was amazed to find out that the first inhabitants were over 8 to 10 thousand years ago and later were...

Frozen Waterfall

Who would have thought there would be such beauty hidden in such a small town.  During a hike up a nearby mountain, I was greeted by a frozen waterfall. My eyes could not fathom the beauty and perfection of it. My thoughts became like the...

Preparing for the Alaska Field Season

I was initially really nervous about how cold it would be here in Alaska, but I have been surprised how fast I have been adjusting to the weather change.  Since I arrived to Cordova, Alaska two weeks ago, I have witnessed snow storms, wind storms, and...

Teaching OUTSIDE the Box

 "One way or another, the choice will be made by our generation, but it will affect life on earth for all generations to come"- Lester Brown This past weekend I was able to attend the annual Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) Teaching OUTSIDE the Box...

Surveying and More!

This week we started surveying.  I’m still not a complete professional with the process, but it was nice to get the ball rolling and to get a feeling of what the next couple of months are going to be like.  We’re still working on some...

Fear what?

“She is clothed with strength and dignity without a fear of the future” Proverbs 31:25 Fear.  What is fear?  The spot right here, where I stand in life, there is no such thing as fear.  I am fearless!  In school I am fearless because I know...

The Wings of Change

To become one with nature is a goal I wish to accomplish before I leave this world. Being here is Alamosa has greatly helped me in achieving this. From sunrise to sunset, I am surrounded by the beauty of this planet. As I snuggle up...

Helping out

This past Wednesday was quite exciting! For the first time ever I was actually able to help out Cal Parks staff and volunteers to set up a barrier to protect the Snowy Plovers.  As a park aide for Cal Parks, it makes me really happy to...