Monday, November 12, 2007
One of my favorite things about being a mammalogy volunteer is that when you walk through the doors early in the morning, you never know exactly what kind of different, exciting activities the day will bring!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
An American Avocet is introduced to the Shorebird Sanctuary Exhibit and a injured wild Snowy Egret undergoes rehabilitation at the Aquarium.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Our rescued Snowy Egret now has a name, Andy, a shortened version of Andrew, the bird’s rescuer.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
This was quite an eventful week for me at the Aquarium! I had a barbecue to go to, my regular Saturday volunteering, and another event for members! See what was unique and fun about each one.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Making good on my commitment to keep you informed about the rescued Snowy Egret’s progress: an update.
Friday, September 28, 2007
You may think that the bird population around the Aquarium consists of sparrows, gulls, and rock pigeons. I have a story to tell about the rescue of an egret by a member of the Aquarium’s ‘dry side’ staff.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Helping children find the groups from which they have separated, answering questions, and seeing people enjoy new experiences are things that happen often at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Seeing those children reunited with the adults with whom they came is rewarding, answering those questions—sometimes the answers resolve bets—is rewarding, and seeing people experience new things make my job at the Aquarium worthwhile and loads of fun.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
A wild Western gull chooses the Aquarium’s seal and sea lion exhibit to raise his young.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Imagine swimming with a sea lion whose eyes gaze upon you with a sense of fond familiarity, being hip deep in the water holding a cranky old sea turtle, sitting with a small kangaroo-like critter on your lap in the fresh night air, cradling a delicate shorebird in your hands, having a half-dozen colorful parrot-like birds land on you just because they like your company, being the chauffeur for an animal that looks like a cross between a bear and a cat as he’s towed through the aquarium on a kiddie wagon, having some super fast squirrels climb all over you as you try to feed them, and the joy of enriching the life of an elderly, blind seal by teaching her how to find and retrieve an object tossed into the water—bringing play back into her day.
These are just a few of the wonderful experiences I’ve been fortunate to have as a husbandry volunteer with the Aquarium of the Pacific.