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Sweetbriar Nature Center

Butterfly house volunteer

August - October 2020 • Smithtown, NY

What I liked

Being outside.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more passion fruit flowers.

Advice

Butterflies need to hang upside down when they dry.
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Vivarium intern

May - September 2019 • Smithtown, NY

What I liked

I appreciated the opportunity to expand my knowledge of entomology as well as my knowledge of wildlife and the surrounding environment.I was also thankful for the opportunity to do research on the monarch butterfly.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've remained longer at the nature center and I wish this could've become a paying job as well

Advice

This experience is extremely valuable and if you have the opportunity you should work at the nature center to experience all that has to offer
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Wildlife intern

May - August 2019 • Smithtown, NY

What I liked

I worked with many types of animals. I was able to raise baby birds and assists injurred animals in their recovery.

What I wish was different

The place to be nice air conditioned since we had to wear scrubs.

Advice

Don't be afraid to get dirty and when given the opportunity to go on rescues, go.
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Vivarium intern

May - September 2018 • Smithtown, NY

What I liked

Working at the nature center was an outstanding experience where I had the opportunity to work directly with wildlife and to educate the public.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Wildlife rehab intern

June - August 2018 • Smithtown, NY

What I liked

I liked that this internship was in my field and paid. This is a valuable experience going forward towards a degree in veterinary medicine because it gave me hands on experience with many different species.

What I wish was different

Advice

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