STEM Saturday!

Science, technology, engineering and math. That's what "STEM" promotes through its various programs in various locations. The goal is to keep kids interested in these subjects so that they can potentially move into these types of careers one day. Working for EFTA, this movement pairs...

Playas en el Desierto Colorado

If you need a translation, that literally means, "beaches in the Coloradan desert". If you're still confused, then it's probably safe to assume that you have never visited the Blanca Wetlands outside of Alamosa, Colorado. Up until a few days ago I didn't know something...

Farewell

This is my farewell blog. Today marks my last day for EFTA. Today was very much a tear jerker because it was the last day that I would trample the floor of the La Jara office of BLM. Today was the last day that I got...

Alamosa’s First Shorebird Festival

Mianna Maestas- WE DID IT!! I am proud to say that September 13, 2014 marks the first ever shorebird festival in Alamosa Colorado. All of the hard work that Deisy and I performed on top of all of our day to day tasks has finally paid off....

Let’s Speed It Up!

My speed went from 50 to about 100mph in roughly 2.2 seconds flat! Things were moving at a normal pace...

Summer Latino Leadership Summit

Summer Latino Leadership Summit has truly helped mold me into the person that I am. Deisy and I gave a presentation on introductions. Our goal was to prepare the students for their future career and the courage it takes to actually get there. As I started...

Time flies when having fun!

[caption id="attachment_5499" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Deisy is not okay with 5 am surveys[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5500" align="aligncenter" width="223"] Sparrows Nests[/caption] I don’t think I am the only one that feels this way, but being Latina our motto is “Si se puede!” Whenever I am told I cannot do something,...

Snowy…wait for it….Plovers!

120 100 67 50 37 28 These numbers represent the decline of Snowy Plovers in the past 15 years alone! This year we managed to only see 28 snowy plovers at the Blanca Wetlands. How can you go from 120 to only 28 in such a small amount of time! This absolutely bafffles me. If...