Data, Data, Data

This week has been full of data: entering data, proofing data, analyzing data, graphing data and writing about data. Sitting and staring at numbers for hours at a time, I’ve found, can take a toll on the body and mind. However, it definitely has its...

Week 5: Friends and Citizen Science

Every week, twice a week, I've conducted shorebird surveys along the Ballona Creek estuary for the Point Blue Conservation Science Migratory Shorebird Project. This 8.8 mile waterway runs from Rancho Las Cienegas to Marina del Rey; however, surveys are conducted from the far end of...

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...

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...

Blanca Wetlands Blitz Pt.I

The other week I had the awesome opportunity to travel down to the San Luis Valley to shadow the two EFTA interns working at the Blanca Wetlands with the BLM.  What a fun week!  I arrived to Alamosa on a Tuesday evening and spent the...

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...

Departing Alaska, My Unforgettable Experience

It is still hard for me to believe that I spent 5 months in Alaska, and that my internship has come to an end.. As a recent graduate undergraduate fresh out of college, this internship experience was a dream come true. Being part of Environment for...