My name is Emory Leyda, and I am the new natural scientist education intern at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. I am studying Ecology for Environmental Science at the University of North Texas, which is why I am so excited to spend my summer at the Nature Center furthering my education.
Over the summer, my goals include learning to identify and describe many of the local flora and fauna, understanding the behind-the-scenes processes of maintaining a nature reserve, and helping visitors leave with a greater appreciation of nature.
As someone who grew up attending nature summer programs, I cannot emphasize enough how beneficial it is for kids to spend time outdoors. I am thrilled to help people develop their love for the outdoors this summer.