I have enjoyed my summer Internship here at the Audubon Center at Debs Park; being a part of this center over the summer and contributing to its goals was a very valuable experience and allowed me to grow. Helping on the public outreach and engagement side gave me a new perspective on how to teach and educate people on the environment, and how to have the confidence and know how to approach different topics to different groups of people. Throughout this internship, I was able to work on flyers, educational activities, and a brochure for the center. Graphic design was a skill that I had been working on and developing before entering this internship, and I was able to expand and grow these skills.
One of my favorite parts of this internship was working at the Welcome Center. It was a fulfilling experience, and speaking and educating new visitors on a daily basis gave me a new appreciation for the center and its purpose of providing a green space for families of all different backgrounds. Not only that but being a part of the conservation side of things firsthand gave me an understanding of the process of restoration and developing good restoration habits that I can carry with me in future projects and endeavors.
I hope to carry everything I have learned here and all the experience I have gained back to college and see how I can use that experience to open up new doors and new experiences. I am very grateful to have been able to intern here for the summer and learned a lot overall.