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  • First day in Delaware for LEAF interns - Jason Brown, Rodney Burnett, Brandon Williams, Yvonickel Saint-Cyr and mentor Derrick Evans.
  • Jason Brown takes a moment to catch and observe a cricket frog at the Conservancy's Edward H. McCabe Nature Preserve.
  • The Conservancy's Delaware Land Steward, John Graham, assesses the students’ knowledge of ecology with a discussion about soils and topography contributing to the unique plant community at the Edward H. McCabe Nature Preserve.
  • Before working on invasive plant removal, LEAF interns learn from Rob Line, Delaware Natural Heritage Program Manager, that controlling invasives is crucial to protecting native species.
  • LEAF interns spent a day in the field learning about wildlife ecology. David Kalb, a University of Delaware graduate student, shows the interns how to properly identify animal scat.
  • Students participating in the LEAF program are required to visit a minimum of three colleges during their internship.
  • The LEAF interns cut down invasive plants in Brandywine Creek State Park, working alongside State Parks land stewardship crew.
  • Invasive plant management in Brandywine Creek State Park, working alongside State Parks land stewardship crew.
  • A day at the Point Lookout Organic Farm learning to plant, weed and harvest vegetables.
  • LEAF interns learn to manually delineate the Rocky Run watershed in preparation for field work to assess its ecological health.
  • Brandon calibrates surveying equipment, part of multi-day data collection activities with University of Delaware Water Resources Agency to characterize the Rocky Run watershed.
  • The Conservancy's Delaware Land Steward, John Graham, thank Jason, Brandon, Rodney and Nickel for their month of service-learning with the Conservancy in Delaware.
  • The Nature Conservancy in Delaware invites Jason, Rodney, Brandon and Nickel to visit any time!
LEAF 2013
In July 2013, the Delaware chapter hosted four students - Jason Brown, Rodney Burnett, Brandon Williams and Yvonickel Saint-Cyr - from the Conservancy’s nationally-acclaimed Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program.

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