Connecting Cultures Newsletter 
from Environment for the Americas
January 2015
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Audubon's Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship
Latino Internship Program
International Migratory Bird Day
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Meet Jimena Cuenca

Jimena Cuenca is our 2015 Alaska intern. She is from Los Angeles, CA and graduated from UC-Berkeley with a degree in Geography. During her internship she will run educational programs at the Cooper River Delta Shorebird Festival and conduct field research. 
Welcome on board Jimena!


Latino Engagement Toolkit
Please visit EFTA's "Engaging Latino Audiences in Informal Science Education" Key Findings Report

Spanish Language Resources 
Find free Spanish language teaching materials on our website!

Environment for the Americas
Environment for the Americas (EFTA), home of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), is a non-profit organization working to increase awareness of birds and their conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere. EFTA provides the framework and education materials for bird festivals and events, hosts a directory of bird education resources, offers bird workshops for educators, and motivates people of all ages to get outdoors and learn about birds. Find out more at

Audubon's Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship  

ETFA is excited to announce that Program Coordinator, Natasha Kerr, has been awarded Audubon's Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship. Natasha is one of nineteen participants from across the county who is receiving leadership development training. Her fellowship project will foster environmental stewardship among immigrant communities and connect them to local and international bird conservation efforts in Latin America. 

Audubon's Toyota TogetherGreen program is jumpstarting bold new ideas and helping to create a conservation movement that fully reflects diversity in the U.S. Fellows have improved more than 30,000 acres of habitat, mobilized 420,000 individuals, conserved 15 million gallons of water and leveraged $11.4 million in volunteer hours. Please visit for more information.

Thanks to Toyota and National Audubon Society for the support! 
Latino/a Internship Program

Celebrate Shorebirds enters its third year in 2015. In February, eight Latino/a youth ages 18-25 will attend a training to learn how to identify shorebirds, to conduct research, to deliver environmental education programs, and to engage communities. They will conduct migratory bird surveys and work with families in nearby Latino communities to increase awareness of birds and their conservation.

Another internship is available in Washington with TeamNaturaleza. This group introduces Latino families to the beautiful natural areas and outdoor activities in the states central valley. Please help spread the word about this unique opportunity. View the job opportunity at:  

Thanks to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Bureau of Land Management, TeamNaturaleza, Point Blue Conservation Science, Forest Service, and L.A. Audubon for the continued support! 

Visit our blog to learn more about the 2015 intern adventures: Celebrate Shorebirds Program.

International Migratory Bird Day
Art by Amelia Hansen
Environment for the Americas coordinates the International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) initiative. Teaching materials for the 2015 theme will be created in English & Spanish. Power point presentations, infographic posters, and other educational activities can be downloaded for free from our website in the upcoming months. 

Visit our website for more information: 

Asian American Environmental Partnership is looking for volunteer contributing writers. 

Redefining Progress has four intern openings in environmental justice and climate change programs. 

SustainUS is looking for youth between 16-26 for a fellowship that improves community environmental wellbeing.

Thorne Nature Experience is hiring a Summer Camp Bi-lingual Instructor.

Environmental Defense Fund seeks a Diversity Fellow

World Wildlife Fund is hiring a Hispanic Media Specialist.
National Environmental Justice Conference & Training Program is scheduled March 11-13, 2015 in Washington, D.C.