Greetings! My name is Sam and I am very excited to be one of the interns for the very first Birdability cohort! A little bit about myself: I am currently in my junior year studying public health and Arabic at the University of Arizona. In...

Hello everyone. This is my last blog with EFTA, and it is a bittersweet ending, but I am looking forward to more incredible opportunities. I would love to thank everyone who supported our crew and all the fun souls I have met. Many fun things have...

Hello everyone! I am nearing the end of my season, and it has been a blessed opportunity to work with my favorite Saguaro National Park. Being an intern with EFTA and Saguaro has inspired me to continue learning more about how to help our environment,...

Last weekend my crew and I planned and hosted a World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) event at Saguaro National Park, and it was a success! We had been planning it for about a month in advance and I have learned a lot about event planning...

To many, the desert may at first look unassuming: brown, “barren,” and a landscape that seems as if it is yearning for some inkling of moisture–and if you’re comparing the Sonoran Desert to a lush green landscape like that of the tropics or the east...

When going to the Saguaro NP website, it reads “Icon of the Southwest” and “Delicate Balance.” After working here in the park, I understand what that means. One of the many facts that I learned is Saguaros take in a bunch of Carbon dioxide from...

Hello everyone! This is my second entry, and so far, I love this internship! It has been rainy the past two weeks, and that beautiful Creosote smell is strong in the field. For those who do not know, this bush only resides in the Mojave,...

We’re past the halfway mark here at Saguaro National Park, and with that has come a plethora of new insights, adventures, and experiences. One of the projects the EFTA team has been a part of is the “Saguaro Arms” project. This is a new project...

Hello everyone! My name is Diana and I am the Crew Lead for Environment for the America's Diversity Conservation Corp in Saguaro National Park. A little bit about myself: I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. I've recently graduated from Arizona State University with...