International Migratory Bird Day Back Home in Lafayette, Colorado

[caption id="attachment_8441" align="alignright" width="300"] Live raptors was one of the main attractions at the event this year.[/caption] This last weekend was really fun. It was also really hot. 91 degrees in late September, but the heat didn't keep many from coming out to the second IMBD...

Week 21- Last week of EFTA- Finishing with a Bang

I can’t believe it! This was my final adventure as an Environment for the Americas Intern! This week I lead Junior Rangers at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. Junior Rangers is a free program at most California State Parks for kids ages 7-12. Kids participate...

Nature Camp at TRNWR

After months of planning, we finally started the TRNWR Nature Camp. This camp has an interesting set up because not only are there Naturalists leading the camp, there are also “Junior Assistants” which help gather and lead the younger campers. The idea behind this being that...

Attack of the Slugs: Alaska’s Worst Nightmare

[caption id="attachment_8033" align="aligncenter" width="208"] I had no idea that conducting transect studies of the European Black Slug could be so deadly. The slugs even have sharp little fangs. "Slugs-film-poster" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia[/caption] The real European Black Slug, however, is not as frightening....

Shorebird Sister School Program

Enjoying wildlife should not be exclusive to those have devoted their careers to the fields of biology and conservation. After all, who is going to make sure wildlife remains alive if we do not transfer that knowledge to the future generation? It is for such...

Week 13- Shorebird Education at San Pascual Elementary

As I write “Week 13” I am shocked how many weeks have gone by since all the interns departed from the training in San Diego. Throughout these past weeks I have grown to become a better citizen scientist and an environmental educator. Every work day...

Week 3- Green Spaces in a Major City!

Long, long ago before Los Angeles became a major city with a high population density, there was a wide range of habitats that maintained a rich biodiversity including wildlife like coyotes, mountain lions, and bears. Over the years, settlers came in and urbanization began through...