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Bella Lee and Jill Taylor

Lane Audubon is fortunate to participate in the University of Oregon’s Environmental Science (ENVS) Internship Programs. ENVS students may register for the internship program “class” and receive credit for working with non-profits in the area. In addition to academic credit, this satisfies the “Practical Learning Experience” requirement for majors. This program is a win-win. It introduces students to issues that non-profits address, provides a platform for their engagement, and gives them on-the-ground experience.

In turn, non-profits benefit from their engagement, perspective, and assistance. In advance of fall term, we put out a call for interns to help with some of our initiatives, especially our Lights Out and Bird Friendly City programs, and received a robust response from interested students. We were lucky to recruit Bella Lee and Jill Taylor, who have made important contributions as interns for fall term. They have helped with tech set-up during our hybrid monthly programs, helped spruce up our bird- and pollinator-friendly gardens at two area schools, assisted with social media outreach, and helped launch our Lights Out Campaign.