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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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New Week New Project

Officially working a month in Newport! Just like my workmates in Alaska, DC, and California, and Colorado it seems unbelievable.  Every week is full of different tasks but I’m loving the diversity in the work. One minute I am out in the field looking for...

Mud stomping in my rain boots

[gallery columns="1" type="slideshow" ids=",1983,1982,1980,1979,1978" orderby="rand"] "April showers" were definitely slowing us down this week, survey wise. However, I kept being optimistic that i was going to get out and survey at least once, and I did. When I went out to one of our black oystercatcher...

One Month in Alaska and Leading a Bird Walk

I cannot believe I have been in Cordova, Alaska for one month already! It seems like I just got here and was just settling in to a new place and a new job. Now I am busy working with the Forest Service working on community...

Everyday is a different challenge and adventure

I started out this week with an "All Hands Meeting" that is held every first Tuesday of the month with all the Watershed, Air, Fish & Rare Plants staff. I really enjoy participating in meetings with the rest of the staff because everyone is very...

Ranger-led educational exploration

“ If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who will share with him the joy, excitement, and wonder of the world we live in.”– Rachael Carson Yaquina Head’s spring apprentices finally arrived,...

Getting the family into it…

Because we have been putting most of our focus on our presentation for the RISE program at Cal State- Monterey Bay, I was looking forward to some time off during Easter weekend. However, birding never stops, so we did make some time to do black  oystercatching surveys. Luckily, we have...

Healthy Habitats: Native Plants

[caption id="attachment_1584" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium Pulcherrimum)[/caption] During our first in class program students learned about native and invasive plants. This consisted of an introduction to native plants and an interactive activity on invasive plants. In this activity each student had a picture of an invasive plant taped to...