Conservation Begins Here
Well folks, I can say with a large degree of confidence that it is very much November here in Alaska. What I mean is that a) I haven't experienced above freezing temperatures in a few weeks and b) the sun rises after 8:30 AM and sets by 4:30PM. If it weren't enough that those happen to be my exact work hours, our precious 8 hours of light each day is shrinking--and fast! By 5 minutes and 30 seconds per day, in fact. That's almost 40 minutes each week!
You like how I did math there?…Continue
One thing I really love about my internship is the fact that my supervisor, Ann Rappoport (Director of the FWS Anchorage Filed Office), has given me the freedom to color outside the lines of my position description. She encourages me to take my ball of environmental education play-doh and mold it into whatever shape fits my personal interests and will benefit my long-term career goals. And just because I want to add another child-like analogy, let me add that if I want to shake my…Continue
Added by Danielle Thompson on October 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Okay. So. Now that I have obtained the pictures to prove it, I will tell you all about the awesome outreach project I was working on this summer...a project which was finally project-ed onto some kids a few weeks ago!Continue
Added by Danielle Thompson on October 10, 2012 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Although I have been in Alaska for over 4 months, I am happy to report that I am still amazed by the beauty and uniqueness of my new home on a daily basis. This weekend was especially special (note the double use of special) and it has put me on an "I love Alaska" high! …Continue
Added by Danielle Thompson on October 1, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
It has been a few weeks since my last post, but for all of the things I have done in that time, it seems like months! So lets work our way through that highly intriguing title, shall we?
This summer, I participated on a committee…Continue
Added by Danielle Thompson on September 24, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Take a look at this picture I took of my handy map and you will see what I mean. That blue blob is the lake…Continue
It has only been two weeks since my last post, but it feels like ages ago that I last sat down at my desk (next to a large mug of coffee) to write my usual Friday morning blog post. Hopefully that means I've been getting a lot done! SO to get through all that has gone on since I last wrote, I will do a speedy note and picture style post. It's gonna be fast AND furious. Hang in there. …
Added by Danielle Thompson on August 10, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments
Aqua Kids is an educational show for kids and teens which focuses on natural resources and conservation. Their mission is to bring nature and wildlife into our homes--inspiring us to get involved and advocate for…Continue
Environmental education is tricky. At times, even more so than Run-D.M.C. rockin' a rhyme.
This is a fact which I have known for a while, but has become a constant consideration in my full time work as an environmental education intern at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. During my time in the field and at…Continue
As I mentioned in my last post here, I am just over a month into my 10 month internship working for the Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office in Alaska. As a native of Colorado, the dry, cool climate and adventurous,…Continue
When I stop to think about how much I have seen and done in my first month as an SCA intern in Anchorage, Alaska, it leaves me astounded...and exhausted!
In the last 4 weeks I have:
Canoed down the Chena Slough in Fairbanks to collect water quality and aquatic invasive samples
Restored 160 ft of shoreline on…Continue