So every year around this time we get a fresh crop of interns from our local academic institution UNCW. The Environmental Studies program at UNCW offers a practicum program where students can intern for an organization and receive credit. We take full advantage of this program and have had wonderful interns come out of it.
This Fall we welcome Evan, Catherine, and Brittany!
Evan Sonderman is an undergrad and will be our general stewardship intern. He will be doing some interesting monitoring using wildlife cameras and will also be doing some work on the Green Swamp trail parking lot.
Catherine Mauch is also an undergrad studying environmental science and will be assisting with our annual easement monitoring.
Brittany Pace is a grad student working toward a masters in environmental science. She has a BS in Marine Biology and has spent lots of time educating kids for Marine Quest but wanted a change of scenery so she will be doing field work this fall leading our bi-annual photomonitoring.
Evan started this week and on his first day had a close encounter with the famous Orton Pond resident Leroy, he was pretty excited.
Catherine and Brittany start on September 13th, pictures of them from the field soon to come.
Now for your enjoyment here are a few photos from Big Island in the Green Swamp taken by Angie.
Thanks for looking! Cheers!