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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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Twilight Tuesday at the Zoo!

We’re off to another adventure! Where are Christine and I headed off this time around? Hmmm….We’re in PORTLAND! You read that right. We were assigned to table at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. Through my last few months in the beautiful forested Pacific Northwest,...

Time to polish my spanish!

As a Celebrate Birds/Celebra las Aves intern, we have a lot of duties and responsibilities to complete as part of our internship. A main component of our internship is to engage the Latino community in educational and interpretive programming and encourage environmental stewardship. There’s an...

In Good Company

Greetings, everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. Me, personally? I'm doing great, thanks! We are now over the hump for the month of August, which means my time as intern for the Environment for the Americas is coming close to an end! It makes...

Onto the Next Adventure

Hello everyone, I thought I would drop in for one last final blog post!   After five wonderful months, my internship with Environment for the Americas has reached its conclusion. Although I am sad to see my time at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex with...

Ebb and Flow of Life and Death

This week has been a special one for me. First, this has been my last week with the Seabird Oceanography Lab! It's bittersweet, knowing that I wont be seeing many of my fellow lab members any longer. The bright side of this departure is that...

Eavesdropping on Nature!

When it comes to monitoring wildlife, it can get tricky. I mean, we can’t walk up to our species of interest and ask them “Hey is it cool if we study you? We promise it’ll be beneficial to both parties”. Depending on the species, they’ll...

Copper River Stewardship Program- Oh what a grand ol’ time!

From my previous trips to Dusky Camp (Dusky Canada Goose base camp) it was filled with contained laughter. You only heard it at breakfast, dinner, and a little bit in the weather ports before going to bed. In addition, it seemed contained because the population...

A Murre-aculous Success

I can recall the first time seeing the common murres at Yaquina Head. I remember going on my way to the porch of the lighthouse, wondering what that loud noise was. What was all the ruckus? I never would've imagined seeing thousands of seabirds...