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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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Having FUN and putting the WILD in Wildlife!

Hi there, I am Ricky Martinez, the current wetlands and wildlife intern working with the San Luis Valley Bureau of Land Management (BLM). I work at the San Luis Valley Field office which is located in the southwestern part of Colorado in Monte Vista, although...

Food for Thought

Hello everyone! This week went by pretty quickly. After starting my week with doing a shorebird survey and seeing no shorebirds other than Killdeer, it picked up later in the week! For my second survey of the week, I had a volunteer from LA Audubon's...

From Shore to Sea is Where I’ll be!

¡Saludos amigos! Welcome again to another adventure with your friendly #efta intern, Christian Cortez! Wow, it's amazing to think that it's already May. It only feels like a week ago that I began working with the Bureau of Land Management at Yaquina Head. It's been...

Out in the beach doing Nest Detection Surveys

Snowy on the Move!

During my internship training, I was introduced to a group of birds that were not as colorful nor sang beautiful melodies in the mornings. This group is known as the shorebirds or wading birds. It took a while for me to comprehend how and why...

Earning My Green Thumb

I give many props to all the people out there who Identify plants and/or garden. Having the ability to identity these green organisms is challenging! How cool is it to be able to spot a plant and know its name, history, and potential uses, such...

WMBD is Flying in Fast

Hello everyone!   This past week was a tame one, which was a nice change in pace after the hustle and bustle of two weekend events. So instead of doing a recap like I usually do, I’m going to shift gears and look ahead to events and things...

Apple Blossom Festival – Youth Day

Hi everyone! This past week has really flown by! Between all the emails and after school programs, and Team Naturaleza's events, it has been a whirlwind. In the midst of all this we just participated in the largest festival ever in Wenatchee. Of course, I am...

Sky and Mr. Hoots

Last week flew by like the warm breeze that has been present in D.C. the last couple of days. It’s finally Spring!  The change in season means more events the Earth Conservation Corps (ECC) will be participating in.   Tuesday was a fun day. It started out...