Good morning bloggers!
|Excited about trail work in Denali National Park.|
My name is Sydney Eberth and I recently joined the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay team as an Environmental Policy Intern. I graduated from the University of Vermont last May with a degree in Environmental Science. Upon graduation, I jetted off to Alaska to spend the entire summer working with the Student Conservation Association. During my time with the SCA I was able to participate in a number of projects including trail construction, trail maintenance, invasive speciesmanagement, as well as a number of re-vegetation and demolition projects. I was also very lucky to work in multiple different locations throughout Alaska, one of them being Denali National Park and Preserve.
|Research diving in Thailand.|
Since returning home from Alaska last September, I have had the privilege of volunteering with the Marine Mammal department at the New England Aquarium. When I am there, my day consists of preparing food for the animals, cleaning exhibits and toys, enriching (or “play time” with) the seals with toys we created, and also interacting with aquarium guests. When I am not at the aquarium spending time with seals and sea lions, I am with dogs at the dog daycare I work for. Needless to say I love animals!
I would like to ultimately be working with marine mammals whether directly as part of a rescue team or behind the scenes, fighting for them as a policy maker. I took this internship at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay to learn about working with a non-profit organization and also more about policy work. I am looking forward to the time that I spend with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and know that it will be an amazing, educational experience.