Special Assignment: working with multiple government agencies.

As an intern with Environment for the Americas (EFTA) and its many partners, I am exposed to multiple government agencies as part of my daily work. For example, I work with the Bureau of Land Management more frequently than any other agency; however I have...

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...

And it comes to an end…

Mianna Maestas: Time is going by far too fast! I live such a chaotic life that it doesn't feel as though the festival was already a week ago! Considering that our office will be moving to Monte Vista, the last two weeks of my journey will be spent...

EFTA’s 2nd annual America’s Latino Eco Festival

This past weekend, the Environment for the Americas headquarters team in Boulder, CO participated in the 2nd annual America's Latino Eco Festival.  The festival is one of the world's first environmental festivals hosted by Latino Americans.  Last year was the first year the festival was...

The week with a good friend!

This week Cara, the intern from Boulder, came down to Alamosa to see what a day in the life of Deisy and Mianna was like. The good thing is she came down during one of our busier weeks. The three of us had the opportunity...

As time unfolds into good-byes

Well here we go! The hectic week I have been anticipating for months now is finally over! I finished my first week of college. YAY ME! I not only realize that I am a full time student, full time EFTA employee, but also an employee...

Your birds are our birds too, P.II

Let's recap. Through these posts you have seen that birds are: fun inspiration for games (yay!), way too cute for our good, scientifically interesting, and just ridiculously cool. Did you know, that birds are cultural too? Woah, I know, it's crazy. Allow me to explain...

Rubber Duck in the Pond

After 44 long hours I now know that my job is such a privilege. I was able to participate in duck banding. I can truly say it was the greatest thing I have done all summer. We got to not only capture the ducks but...