This past week, I got invited by Ranger Marybelle Quinata with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to help with a birding program at their Litekyan Wildlife Refuge. For the program, I taught 3-6 year olds from the Young Learner's Center about seabirds on...

Hi! I made this video to educate more people about Talaya -- or net fishing -- in Guam. I have included the script below. Enjoy :) https://youtu.be/N8ttQAzc5FY For centuries, Chamorros have used a variety of fishing methods to harvest the marine life around Guam and the...

Feather study in my field journal :) This summer, I have had heaps of fun planning and carrying out my programs with the War in the Pacific National Historical Park. From fishing and snorkeling to visiting wildlife refuges on the island, my days have been...

This summer has been nothing short of astounding. The opportunity I have been given to gain experience while working for a federal agency is something I will never forget. I was given a chance to meet some fantastic people and work on incredible projects. My...

Being born and raised in Arizona. Most of my outdoor experience has been exploring the wide-open hot desert environments surrounding my home in Phoenix, Arizona. There are very few trees, and small shrubs and cacti dominate the landscape. The area is also easy to navigate...

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar I cannot believe that my internship is already coming to a close in two weeks! Oh my goodness...

Maila yan Peska! This summer, I organized cultural fishing workshops to teach the youth of Guam about sustainable fishing methods. The Peskadot (Fisherman) Junior Ranger Angler workshops were created as a way to preserve Pacific cultures while also educating young children about conservation. Each workshop featured...

Do you know the difference between an island and a key? An island is created through geological processes such as volcano eruptions, and keys are made through biological processes like several organisms building a coral reef over time. Tens of thousands of years ago, south...