Grassy Waters Conservancy has helped coordinate and sponsor two Palm Beach State College (PBSC) Environmental Studies interns for the Spring 2017 term. They will be making a presentations on their internship April 24, 2017 at the College. In addition, another Palm Beach State Environmental Studies student is the volunteer intern supporting the Conservancy website. The Conservancy looks forward to continuing the internship program with the College going forward.
Katie Snider is an Environmental Science student at PBSC. Upon graduation, she will be seeking a career in the Environmental Science field. She plans to graduate in Fall 2017. The nature of her study is to enhance the shoreline of Clear Lake and Lake Mangonia in the city of West Palm Beach. She will be developing educational brochures to be shared with the lakeside residents of these areas to encourage their participation in efforts to maintain and/or restore these environments.
Mike Nalwajko, a student at PBSC earned an Associate in Arts in May 2015 and is currently working toward a second associate’s degree in Environmental Science with the goal of seeking a position as a Florida Fish and Wildlife law enforcement officer. His internship involves the collection and analysis of sediment samples from various areas within the Grassy Waters Preserve in order to determine water quality throughout the Preserve.
Derek Howell is a part-time Environmental Science student at PBSC. Upon completing his Associate in Science he would like to work toward a bachelor’s degree. He currently works on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s prescribed burn crew and also helps fight wildfires at District 5 state parks. He has been a volunteer intern supporting the Conservancy website since December 2016.