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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 Field Day of Play

Every day is a weekend play day for Oregonians in the summer2019 Intern Welcome Letter These were some of the words of encouragement written in the welcome letter I received after accepting my position here in Oregon. And even though it's not summer just yet, every...

Flying Over the Same Water

Hello all! My name is Gabriela. I grew up near Salt Lake City in Utah and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Conservation Restoration Ecology. During my time there, I conducted undergraduate research on how to best utilize the intraspecific genetic...

Spending the Summer in Siuslaw

Nice to meet everyone who has found their way here to my blog! My name is Yselia and I am an Environment for the America’s (EFTA) intern this summer stationed at Siuslaw National Forest. This means that I have the pleasure of spending the next...

The Community Within Wildlife Conservation

In the North Marsh field with the Elkhorn Slough crew. Get To Know Me As a sprout, I floated through the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. During my seedling and vegetative stages, I grew my roots in southeast Los Angeles amongst people with similar backgrounds as myself. It...

More Than Just a Lighthouse

       There are rare moments one gets to experience that simply leaves them in either absolute awe or simply speechless. That was my reaction when I first arrived here at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. From the wonderful views and history to the vibrant environment...

The Golden Hour

The majority of my work as a Field Ranger Intern here on the Siuslaw National Forest is devoted to public outreach and education. During the busy summer months, the Forest Service organizes weekly programs, guided hikes, and special events. The events with the biggest turn...

World Migratory Bird Day!

  [caption id="attachment_17623" align="alignleft" width="300"] EFTA Intern Araceli cuddles Super Plover[/caption] Edder Antunez: World Migratory Bird Day planner extraordinaire!!! My colleague, good friend, and fellow EFTA intern did a fabulous job planning a well-rounded event. To help execute his impeccable plan, Edder recruited two other EFTA interns,...

Water Sampling and My Last Week at the Blanca Wetlands

Hello there again to the public and anyone else that may follow Environment for the Americas (EFTA). It’s your EFTA intern Ricky Martinez serving the people and the environment here in the San Luis Valley, or Alamosa Colorado to be specific. I am working on...