Foundation to Success

Over the past few weeks, I have enjoyed observing the office dynamics in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and in the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. The most prevalent characteristic I’ve observed is the willingness to help one another without hesitation. There is a genuine sense of camaraderie and it is Read more…

Community Scientists and Maps

During the course of my internship, I learned about Citizen Scientists, otherwise referred to as Community Scientists, a more contemporary term. Community Scientists are people volunteering their time and knowledge to various science efforts. The people volunteering come from a variety of backgrounds and hold varying degrees of scientific experience, Read more…

OSU H4 Summer Camp

Oscar and I are feverishly putting together the final touches of what will be the Mona Lisa of our summer. The masterpiece of interpretive work is a 3-day program for campers of the OSU H4 summer camp and will, essentially, provide the students an opportunity to become citizen scientists. Oscar Read more…

Black Oystercatcher Disasters

Part of my Environment for the Americans (EFTA)¬†internship is doing Black Oystercatcher monitoring to determine nesting success alongside the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM), Bureau of Land Management California (BLM). For the past few years, the BLOY pairs in Pacific Grove, CA have not been doing well with only an Read more…