Four Kagman High School students interned for the Pacific Bird Conservation program, learning the skills needed for bird conservation in the CNMI.
This was the first time for KHS to participate in this program. The four are Jemalynn Iguel, Aria Keilbach, Rayanna Fitial, and Mikayla Fitipol.
According to Keilbach, the experience helped her learn about birds in the CNMI.
“It was an amazing opportunity to experience and to just learn about the birds of our islands and the conservation that deals with protecting them,” she said.
The four were taught how to handle birds, catch them, and identify them. They also learned the food preferences of specific birds.
A total of 28 biologists mentored the four students during four consecutive weekends in April and May. The biologists hailed from all over the U.S. in aquariums and zoos. (Erwin Encinares)