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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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Shorebirds went north: time for nature walks with MERITO students

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2561,2560,2557,2559,2558"] Northern migration of shorebirds along the pacific flyway is coming to an end in the Monterey County. We are on our 9th week of doing surveys and it has been a very interesting experience to watch the shorebirds come in to feed and...

Community Outreaching

Portland and I start out community outreach this week. In one week we are scheduled to work with eight different youth groups all between the ages of 5 and 12! Today we worked with two different youth groups. We took one group out to the...

Visiting The City Of Watsonville

This past week was finals week at Cal State Monterey Bay, so now that I finished up my school work, I was eager to go visit Watsonville. Last year I spent a lot of time volunteering  in the city of Watsonville.  Although it is part of...

Shorebird Field Trips

Every day last week was filled with a shorebird field trip for fourth and fifth graders. The trips have been a great success with kids indulging in nature and showing off what they have learned so far from  previous lessons. [caption id="attachment_2509" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Bandon Marsh...

The Blanca Wetlands

The Blanca wetlands is an amazing place that is beautiful and some what prehistoric. I know this from working on the site for the third year now, being a bio-tech and rummaging through the ponds I have seen what lies beneath the water. Working for the Environment of the Americas,...

Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

 Shorebird enthusiasts came together this past weekend in Cordova to celebrate the 23rd Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival. It brought together birders, photographers, artists and kids. Among the activities in the festival were guided bird walks, keynote speakers, kid’s activities, art shows, a Birder’s...

Presenting at the 15th annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2490,2489,2491,2493"] Stephanie and I were selected to present on Latinos & Conservation at the 15th Annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium at the University of California-Davis. We were really busy this week researching for this presentation meanwhile conducting shorebird monitoring at our four sites....

Colorado Interns

I was thrilled to find out that Portland Torres was the new intern hired through Environment for the Americas to work alongside me at the Blanca Wetlands. I have known Portland for about a year now and he is absolutely an amazing person. I met...