Hey everyone! My name is Diana and I am the new intern here in Oregon at the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex. My official title is the Latino engagement and visitor services specialist coordinator. I'm super excited to be in a new state...

Before my internship with Environment for the Americas and USFWS, I had little to no experience in teaching or outreach. Much of my interests as well as my experience gained in university had been under the STEM category. As much as I loved biology, science...

By Ayden Reyes      Throughout my studies at Texas A&M University, I was eager to work in ecosystems that I’d only seen in pictures— crystal clear mountain streams, vast expanses of untouched boreal forests, and high elevation sagebrush-steppe. As I’m sure many have felt about their lifelong...

A Goodbye to Trinity River Time spent amongst trees is time never wasted. -Katrina Mayer Time is a precious thing. For many, they...

By Ayden Reyes The seasonal Park Ranger and me at our refuges World Migratory Bird Day Event      A day at my job as a Visitor Services Intern at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is, in one word: fulfilling. Whether it may be interpreting for a field trip...

A Day in the Life of an Intern at Trinity River NWR Matthew Dutton There's never a dull moment here. I wake up every morning to birds calling outside my window, steaming rising off the lake, and sun rising, marking the dawn of a new day. Most...