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05/08/2017

Sustainability and the Environment Internship: Sustainable Landscaping in Monteverde, Costa Rica, by Kendall Rauch, University of Colorado Boulder

For the past few weeks, I have been working with sustainable landscape designer Felipe Negrini in the ProNativas native plant garden, New Forest Park. ProNativas Monteverde is a local initiative whose mission is to “raise awareness about the importance, propagation, and use of native ornamental plants and their contribution in conservation, and the beauty and identity of Costa Rica.” ProNativas advances this mission through the New Forest Park native garden in Monteverde, which serves as a community meeting space, as well as a showcase and educational forum for native ornamental species. My goal in this internship was to design, construct, and implement a hardscaping project in order to enhance the park and promote community use. I built a table with seating, a trail leading to the area with the table, and an epiphyte arch at one of the entrances.

I wanted to participate in this internship because I was initially impressed with the work that ProNativas is doing to promote the use of native ornamental plant species and their role as a conservation tool. The impact that visiting New Forest Park had on me and my understanding of the capability of native ornamentals to both create a beautiful garden, and support native fauna and ecosystem services, was something that I wanted to participate in raising awareness about. I was drawn to the landscaping/hardscaping position because I enjoy thinking spatially and working with my hands, and wanted to develop both of those skills.

I started this internship by getting to know the Monteverde region and the native plants and local resources that are available here. In the first few days I spent a lot of time in New Forest Park creating a site analysis, which allowed me to get to know the space, and I interviewed frequent users of the park to get an idea of the needs of the park. I used these interviews and the site analysis as a guide to make a landscape proposal, and I developed three of my hardscaping ideas more fully before deciding to move forward with a table with benches and a laja (flagstone) trail. Felipe and I sourced all of the materials needed for the projects locally within Monteverde, including laja, wood, rocks, and sand. We built the table using a cut tree trunk that was sunk into the ground, with a large laja slab resting on top. The seats surrounding it are large rocks that were found near the park.

Participating in this internship was a great experience, and the lessons I learned and experiences I had with native plant gardening, sustainable landscaping and resource use, landscape design, and building useable furniture, are invaluable to me. After being given the opportunity to work outside and the tools to create something lasting and meaningful there, I am very interested in pursuing a career in sustainable building or development of some kind. The independence that Felipe allowed me to have throughout the development of my project strengthened my confidence, decision making and plan development skills, which I am sure I will take with me in future creative, academic, and professional ventures.

  Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 7.23.29 PMBefore and after of the clearing where the newly built table and chairs were installed

 

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Drafting the landscape proposal

05/05/2017

Sustainability and the Environment Internship: Ecotourism Marketing for the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, by Kaylee Grunseth, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

For the month of March, I had an internship as part of the CIEE study abroad Sustainability and the Environment program in Monteverde, Costa Rica. I chose to work with the Children’s Eternal Rainforest or El Bosque Eterno de los Niños (BEN) as their ecotourism marketing intern. My intentions with the internship were to increase online visitation and to raise awareness of the reserve through social media including blog posts and photographs with captions for Facebook and Instagram. This would hopefully increase people’s desire to visit the BEN or donate, which would then contribute to their conservation efforts. The Monteverde Conservation League’s (MCL), the non-profit organization that owns the BEN, mission is “to conserve, preserve, and rehabilitate tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity.”

I was drawn to this internship because it dealt with social media and I have a lot of experience with this from my student groups and for the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I believe that some people can look at social media as a waste of time, but for others it can boost the knowledge of or interaction with a business or organization when used appropriately. I am also very interested in working for a non-profit related to sustainability or environmental efforts after I graduate college and wanted to get a taste of what it would be like.

 I have gained a lot of communication skills from this internship. I had to specifically take into consideration the rhetoric I was using for the blog posts and captions for the photos. I was able to appeal to the desired audience, which was essentially everyone in the world that can access the Internet, but especially those who are environmentally conscious and willing to learn more about conservation. I also improved on my Spanish speaking, listening, and writing skills. For three of the blogs I conducted three different interviews with employees of the BEN in Spanish. I listened to the interviewee during the interview and many times after by listening to the recordings. I then took this information and wrote three separate blog posts in Spanish.

I was able to provide the organization with five informative, engaging, and entertaining blog posts that will enhance their website and inform readers about content that they wouldn’t have learned without the blog posts, especially the one about poaching. The poaching habits that happen in the BEN are not widely known, especially on the Internet, but I have now provided a way for someone to educate themselves about this issue. I have provided the BEN with content for their first Facebook album solely dedicated to documenting the internships at the reserve. I documented another CIEE student, Rose, during her internship teaching environmental art related to the BEN to a local school’s 7th grade class. This can be used a template to future interns and can become a continuous feature that people look forward to seeing more of.

Kaylee 1Taking pictures of Rose's class for the Facebook album

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Writing the biodiversity blog

05/01/2017

Sustainability and the Environment Internship: Nature Interpretation for ProNativas, by Samantha Stovall, University of Colorado Boulder

Throughout the past month I worked alongside botanist, author, and illustrator, Willow Zuchowski to enhance the conservation of tropical forest biodiversity by supporting the activities of ProNativas, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the preservation of native plant species. I mainly focused on increasing the educational potential of a local plant garden, New Forest Park, through interpretive signage. I also worked with the other ProNativas intern, Kendall Rauch, to assess the sustainability of past CIEE – ProNativas internship products, create maintenance plans for them, and refurbish an epiphyte display in the greenhouse at Bajo del Tigre. The main beneficiaries of my work are the students and locals that use New Forest Park, and also ProNativas. Increasing educational signage, expanding gardens, and addressing the sustainability of existing gardens are critical actions in helping to achieve the goals of ProNativas.

Sam 1Refurbishing the epiphyte display at Bajo del Tigre

This project sparked my interest because of its focus on native flora of Monteverde. Living at the Biological Station nestled in Monteverde’s unique cloud forest during the preceding semester, I fell in love with the incredible biodiversity it houses, and became incredibly passionate about its conservation. Having the chance to work with Willow Zuchowski gave me an incredible opportunity to expand my knowledge about plant taxonomy, interactions with fauna, as well as cultural uses of native plants. The internship was also appealing to me because it allowed me to work hands on with plant identification, challenge my artistry, and educate others about the value of native plants.  

During this past month, I have learned more about plants, thought about the longevity and sustainability of products, and challenged myself to expand my horizons. When creating the design for my signs, I chose to illustrate some of the plant specimens, which sparked a desire to explore an untapped side of my potential, and improve my artistic capacity. I also created a site analysis of all the existing plant species in New Forest Park, which further developed my ability to identify plants. This project also encouraged me to think about the importance of environmental education, and the best way to inform the public of the value of conservation through the use of native ornamentals. I am grateful for this internship opportunity because of the diverse set of skills it provided me with through my work with Willow and ProNativas’ other cofounder, Felipe Negrini.

Sam2Working on my site analysis of species at New Forest Park

My greatest accomplishment was increasing the educational capacity of New Forest Park through the implementation of my interpretive signage. This leaves a lasting impact on this native plant garden, which will hopefully spread the message of ProNativas about the value of natives, and urge people to be mindful about what the plant in their own gardens.

04/28/2017

Sustainability and the Environment Internship: Creating an Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock in Monteverde, Costa Rica, by Erin Carroll, Washington University in St. Louis

Over the past month, I have been working with representatives of the Monteverde Commission for Resilience to Climate Change (CORCLIMA, by its Spanish acronym) to create an inventory of the net greenhouse gas emissions of nine livestock farms in the Monteverde district, and to use this farm-level data to encourage local farmers to adopt locally appropriate emissions mitigation strategies. Through the completion of these projects, the primary goal of the internship was to inform, involve and engage members of the agricultural sector in CORCLIMA’s grassroots effort to create a carbon-neutral Monteverde.

What initially drew me to the internship was my interdisciplinary interest in food systems studies. The opportunity to observe, research and recommend agroecological practices at the farm-level for climate-smart agriculture while simultaneously navigating overlapping local, national and international political frameworks for climate change mitigation in the sector was invaluable to my goal of pursuing a career the intersection of agricultural and environmental policy. Additionally, having grown up on a farm myself, I was personally very interested in the opportunity to spend time on nine different farms and to experience the range of management strategies, conceptual approaches to farming, and relationships with their land.

To accomplish this internship, I first familiarized myself with the IPCC methodology for conducting a GHG inventory, and the ways in which we could adapt it to a district’s agricultural sector. I also familiarized myself with the sector itself through meetings with farmers and the local office of the Ministry of Agriculture. After creating a survey to gather all of the necessary data, I visited nine farms and completed an interview at each. I then created an Excel spreadsheet to manage the raw data and perform the calculations, which gave the total emissions of GHGs in Mg CO2eq per year for each farm, and in total. Finally, my partner May and I presented our results and mitigation research in an oral presentation and personalized reports for CORCLIMA and for each individual farmer.

In just four short weeks I gained experience designing a survey and conducting interviews in Spanish, managing data and performing calculations in Excel, and communicating with many different stakeholders in a local food system – national bureaucrats, local community members and conservationists, and the farmers themselves. I also significantly expanded my knowledge of the contribution of the agricultural sector to net anthropological greenhouse gas emissions and of existing grassroots, national and international frameworks and programs for mitigation, and gained the ability to calculate the net emissions from livestock of individual farms and communities.

In addition to the successful application of IPCC methodology, which is intended for use at the national level, at the district level, I am extremely satisfied by the connections that were formed through this project between CORCLIMA and the agricultural sector in Monteverde, which will enable and empower a sector-wide and community-supported movement toward climate-smart agricultural practices in the future.

 

Erin 1Arco Íris, the farm of Rafael Leiton.

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A piglet at Erik Rockwell’s farm.

04/24/2017

Sustainability and the Environment Internship: Developing a Scientific and Educational Database for Monteverde, Costa Rica, by Jordan Pares-Kane, Cornell University

This past month, I worked with Carol Yang, a past CIEE intern, environmental educator and member of the Monteverde Arenal-Bioregion Database (MABD) Committee to develop a database that will serve as a central electronic hub for scientific, educational, and community resources in the Monteverde region. Our goals were to make available resources, research, and community projects related to conservation in Monteverde more accessible to the public, educators, and local organizations.

This internship in particular was interesting to me because it gave me the opportunity to contribute to the consolidation of so many local initiatives to make them more accessible and to encourage collaboration amongst researchers and educators. This database not only organizes all of the conservation resources in Monteverde, but also allows educators at the local schools such as the CEC or Monteverde Friends to utilize real local data and apply them in lesson plans for students. This allows students to learn more about the local environment such as Monteverde’s rich biodiversity or issues related to climate change. In addition, I was able to visit various sites around Monteverde throughout the course of this internship such as The Monteverde Institute, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, as well as local schools. I was able to meet various researchers, conservation activists, and local educators during these sites and learned all about what each of them hope to contribute to the database.

During the course of this internship, I uploaded 15 different educational resources/projects onto MABD. Most of the resources were collected from my various site visits and then adapted into lesson plans for students in different grade levels. For some of the projects, I generated handouts or lesson overviews to supplement the materials uploaded. I then uploaded the projects on the database with included project descriptions and objectives for students and attached various files (such as the handouts, lesson overviews, or a supplementary PowerPoint) and links (such as related videos or articles) for educators. Then, with the help of Carol, I created user manuals for educators. I made two different manuals; one with instructions on how to navigate the database, and one with instructions on how to upload a project. Both manuals are available in English and Spanish and were distributed to various sites.

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The last part of my internship involved holding training sessions for educators at the CEC and Monteverde Friends School to show them how to utilize the database. I had two different sessions at each school with 2-3 attendees each. These sessions will hopefully help this project gain further momentum and continue developing in the future to encourage long-term success.

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This internship contributed to the development of a library of conservation information of the area that promotes interdisciplinary and thematic approaches to environmental education in the region. By working on its development, I learned how to create educational resources related to conservation and gained better computer skills in the process of uploading materials. I was also able to improve my interviewing and presentation skills through the training sessions and site visits.

All of the products of this project support conservation efforts in various areas such as biodiversity and climate change in the Monteverde region by consolidating educational resources in an online database for public use and encouraging collaboration of conservation efforts amongst educators, researchers, and other community members. These kinds of efforts are often dismissed in importance, but are incredibly crucial components of conservation on both a global and local scale.

04/21/2017

Sustainability and the Environment Internship: The First Steps to Greening the Livestock in Monteverde, Costa Rica, by Sue Kyung Hwang, The George Washington University

Although I have no experience with livestock farming, my dining table was always deeply related to it. I have had meat for every single meal and have felt weird not to have any piece of meat on my plate. In college, I heard that livestock farming is related to climate change, but I never learned how. Even hearing people talk about it did not make me feel like my responsibility is huge. I was very interested in the issues of climate change, but I had to see with my own eyes why and how the livestock are related to climate change before I could believe it.

My internship was to create an inventory of the carbon emission by livestock in the Monteverde region for the Monteverde Commission for Resilience to Climate Change (CORCLIMA). Erin and I studied the concepts for the internship, made a set of questions to ask to the farmers, visited nine farms in total, created a database of all the farms, calculated their total emission, gave a presentation with all the results, and wrote reports for the farmers and COCLIMA.

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Besides from the numerous goals that we achieved, being both inside and outside to get our works done was a great balance of experience for me. We went out in the field to visit the farms, talked to and learned from the farmers about their own sustainable practices and we came back inside to organize the data and prepare for the next interaction with the world. I have always lived in some of the world’s biggest cities and I was used to working with the data that I had passively accepted from somewhere else. I never got to see how things came to produce the information I got. The data I had was important, but I could not feel it. Through this internship, however, I could see exactly what kind of data I was working with and it would have been a lot different if I only had to sit inside to enter and calculate the data.

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For this internship, I had to make the datasheet easily recognizable for other people and the continuous discussion and reformatting of the datasheet were great practices for me in handling the data. I also learned that even if I have the whole set of data, it is useless without effectively organizing what I have. In addition, I am very proud that some of my first few Spanish words are related to manure, livestock, and agriculture, because it means that I can now talk to and learn from more people on these topics. Finally, this internship proved me that my prejudice against group work was totally wrong. While group projects always presented me with huge challenges, this internship with Erin, Marcela and many other advisors helped me think, interact, and produce better outcomes.

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04/17/2017

Sustainability and the Environment Internship: Arts-Based Environmental Education, by Roseangela Hartford, Ursinus College

Throughout the past month, I have been working with art educator and community leader Carla Willoughby to increase youth environmental education through the history of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest and artistic expression. The time spent achieving these goals was split between the Monteverde Conservation League (ACM) and the Cloud Forest School (CEC). First, the efforts with the ACM involved improving and renovating the Children’s House at the local station site of the Bajo del Tigre Reserve. These improvements directly involved the participation of the seventh grade art class at the Cloud Forest School. The purpose of working with both organizations was to engage CEC students in arts-based environmental education activities on site at the Bajo del Tigre Reserve with the aim of expanding student awareness of the community resource and the surrounding ecology.

 My interest in the internship stemmed from my commitment to pursuing a career in the field of education. Currently, I am completing my Peace Corps Preparatory Certification within the Education sector with the intention of working with diverse international communities. While the internship was based in an art classroom, my skills in artistic expression and creativity were quite limited. With time and intentional practice, I was able to overcome these challenges and develop an artistic eye within the scope of conservation. The knowledge acquired through researching instructional techniques of educational philosophy incited the development of lesson planning techniques. Moreover, articulating and simplifying complicated terminology within the realm of environmental studies advanced my analytical and public speaking skills. Throughout the internship, I thoughtfully adapted my presentations to meet the expectations of a bilingual school by instructing and answering questions in both Spanish and English. During this process, I progressed my active listening abilities and adapted my rhetoric to meet the comprehension level of a seventh grade classroom.

Throughout my time working with the Monteverde Conservation League and the Cloud Forest School, I acquired an incredible amount of knowledge about the transformative history of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest and applied this knowledge to my instruction. By covering the simplified nuances of topics such as biodiversity, conservation, life zones, sustainability, and topography within the scope of Monteverde, I created analogies, hands on activities, and informal evaluations to challenge students to apply and identify these topics in their daily lives.

My tangible contributions to the Children’s House at Bajo del Tigre included assisting students in painting the updated Children’s Eternal Rainforest logo, creating an interactive topographical puzzle map of the surrounding nature reserves, and renovated parts of the mural inside the Children’s House. While these physical contributions will improve the aesthetic of the Children’s House, I believe my greatest accomplishment was encouraging creative exploration and examination of conservationist issues for the rising generation of students in the Monteverde community. Also, I introduced practical terminology into my lessons including the purpose of nonprofits, market economies, and the land form uses so that the students could understand the holistic picture of conservationist efforts. Above all, this internship evoked adaptability, intentional goal setting, bilingual comprehension, creativity, lesson planning, and presentation skills for a general audience. 

Rose 1Here is a photo of me instructing a bilingual lesson about the history of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest.

Rose 2Here is a photo of the entire CEC seventh grade art class starting our first project painting the Children’s Eternal Rainforest logo.

Rose 3Field Trip #2: The Cloud Forest School ladies standing under our painted Children’s Eternal Rainforest Logo and mural renovations.

Rose 4Field Trip #2: The finished product and installation of the topographic puzzle map.

12/07/2016

Internships in Sustainability and the Environment: "Sustainable Landscaping," Bex Klafter

Throughout the past month, I have been working with sustainable landscaper Felipe Negrini to create mosaics using upcycled materials to improve the Monteverde-Santa Elena transect. This internship has focused on increasing the functionality of the transect—currently difficult to walk due to poor pedestrian-oriented infrastructure—by enhancing the security and aesthetics of a section of the trail to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. I have created mosaics on twenty bricks to install in the area which will draw attention to trail to encourage more pedestrians to walk there. The main beneficiaries of my work are the local residents and visitors walking the transect and trail.

            I was drawn to this internship because I’m interested in subtle systems changes to increase the walkability and therefore sustainability of cities. Additionally, I have always wanted to create art using upcycled materials, such as the tiles I used for my mosaics. Cities in developing countries face major issues related to extremely rapid urbanization without sufficient city planning and thus suffer inadequate infrastructural growth. Monteverde is no exception; most parts of the transect lack appropriate sidewalks, there has been very little planning dedicated to future expansion, and many areas experience decay and erosion due to heavy rain and poor maintenance. While there are trails from Santa Elena to the Cloud Forest Preserve, many have fallen into disrepair and are infrequently used by pedestrians—posing a serious safety hazard and detracting from both residents’ and visitors’ experiences of Monteverde.

To accomplish this internship, I first familiarized myself with Monteverde by walking the transect multiple times while noting observations, reading previous interns’ evaluations of the area, and researching Monteverde’s history. After gaining a better understanding of the town and its infrastructural strengths and needs, I decided to create mosaicked cinderblocks to install on the trail to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. To make the mosaics, I met with local artist Ana Ovares, who is very experienced with mosaics and taught me the techniques. Then, I gathered old materials such as ceramic tiles, cracked tea cups, and broken bottles and smashed them into the shapes I wanted. Finally, I put cement on the blocks and added the materials. After drying, each cinderblock required a laborious cleaning and maintenance process.

BexSmashing tiles to make pieces for mosaics

I am grateful for this internship opportunity because, professionally, I am interested in pursuing a career in environmental regulation, potentially through government. This internship allowed me to learn more about urban planning, infrastructural shortcomings, and the potential role of sustainable landscaping to ameliorate these problems—which will help me at a position in an environmental government agency. In addition, I learned about and created mosaics, which I’d previously known nothing about. As a student of environmental studies, my work products rarely include anything more tangible than a paper or presentation, so I have loved the opportunity to produce something physical and learn a new artistic skill. The twenty mosaics I made and installed forced me outside of my comfort zone by pushing me to think creatively about how I could alter perceptions of the physical space through my contributions. Although challenging, this internship was an extremely rewarding experience allowing me to learn more about sustainable landscaping, Monteverde, and mosaics. I hope to continue creating upcycled art in the future and believe that the patience, skills, and knowledge acquired in the process will benefit me in my future artistic, scholastic, and professional endeavors.

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The twenty finished mosaic cinderblocks 

 

Internships in Sustainability and the Environment: "Communications in Sustainability," by Otter Giltz

I served my internship with Radio Monteverde, a communications project in Monteverde, Costa Rica. The purpose of the project is to facilitate the creation and dispersal of sustainability related information to a bilingual audience. My supervisor was Mari Wadsworth, the director of Radio Monteverde. She offered invaluable guidance, training and feedback throughout the process.

My internship was focused on the creation of three podcasts on topics of sustainability: environmental, economic and social. For the podcasts we interviewed 11 stakeholders in the Monteverde zone. We worked to include representatives of social, environmental and economic sectors of the zone. The first podcast centered on the paving of Route 606, the mountain road up to Monteverde, and its impacts on the zone. The second podcast was significantly longer and encouraged sustainable development using examples from the zone. The third and final podcast was focused on the rural community of Guacimal and its community efforts to protect its waterways.

Being from a small, tight knit farming community, I have always been interested in communities. Interested in understanding their structure, composition and motivations. I learned early the power of communities and the importance of communication in their effectiveness. This has led to a professional interest reflected in my education, in the hopes that I may facilitate such community dialogue toward the a sustainability oriented end.

I have gained several new skills during the course of this internship as well as further developing some I previously held. The new skills I gained were primarily technical. I learned how to operate a portable audio recorder and basic skills in the audio editing program ‘Audacity’. Additionally, I developed skills in communication. I wrote and conducted interviews on established topics in conjunction with my fellow intern. I developed my interpersonal communication and non-violent conflict resolution skills in navigating conflicts during the course of our internship.

FullSizeRender (1)Conducting an interview at Monteverde FM

Due to my limited Spanish language skills I did not facilitate the majority of our interviews, although I was present and involved. My biggest contribution was in time spent reviewing interviews, selecting relevant portions and assembling them into a podcast built around our narration. Personally, I consider my biggest accomplishment in this internship to be the successful navigation of differing interests and styles, especially during the construction of the various scripts.

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An interview at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

The limited length of this internship did not limit the mutually productive relationship I formed with the benefitting parties. While the work was done directly for broadcast by Monteverde FM I know it will be heard not only by local but global citizens. In turn, this internship impacted me by encouraging me to develop a variety of technical and professional communication skills that will benefit me for years to come.

12/04/2016

Internships in Sustainability and the Environment: "Social Media at Bajo Del Tigre," Ariel Kahn

During this past month I worked with Orlando Calvo to improve social media for the Bajo del Tigre Reserve, in order to promote visitation by local and international eco-tourists and stimulate conservation activities that support the Children’s Eternal Rainforest. The history of how the reserve was established is an extraordinary story. It is truly unique and memorable to those who learn about it. I started by researching the history, mission and vision of the rainforest. The basis of this information was crucial when forming my final products, because it allowed me to gain a better understanding of the reserve. I also researched social media to understand whom the reserve should reach out to. This involved analyzing the data they have for their Facebook page, to see what main age demographics visit their page. From there I researched information on their two main age demographics as well as social media as a whole. This allowed me to form strategies and examples on the content and manner of their posts for their social media accounts. Using the data I acquired, I formed an agenda that included three posts for each day of the week, as well as the type of posts accustom for each day.

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This photo represents how I produced the captions for the flora and fauna pictures. I used books as well as the Internet to find information for the topics.

My personal interest in the internship was our shared ultimate goal of conservation efforts. The position leveled with my major as well as my certificate in renewable and sustainable energy. As an environmental scientist, I deeply care about the environment, which was the catalyst in my decision to choose this organization to work with. I really enjoyed engaging with the individuals at the reserve and being an active member of their team. The history of the reserve and their compassion for sustainability needs to live on even in the face of an endangered budget, which is why I have played an integral part in securing their future through social media management.

            Through my research process, I have acquired a wide variety of skills and knowledge. I learned about how social media reaches out to individuals and how to attract certain age groups when doing so. By using that information, I formed documents that will be very useful for the reserve. I also studied different flora and fauna in order to develop captions for pictures that will be used on their social media pages.

            My greatest contribution is creating the basis for social media they will utilize to increase their visitation. The research and products I have accomplished will be valuable when trying to promote conservation activities that support the reserve. The beneficiaries of my work are flora and fauna, Costa Ricans and individuals all over the world.

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This picture was taken at Bajo del Tigre. It represents the day, which consisted of taking pictures of flora and fauna at the reserve.