In 2013, the student internship program, funded by the Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP), was initiated at the BBO. SCiP offers post-secondary students in Alberta an opportunity to contribute to valued programs at the BBO that would otherwise not be possible.
- Volunteer mentors train interns and ensure their internship is successful
- Interns receive a $1000 bursary at the end of the experience
- In 2013 a total of 17 interns completed projects in the Natural Area!!
- Generally have around 10 interns each year
- Intern programs include: Butterfly surveys, House Wren nest boxes, Tree Swallow next boxes, Northern Saw-whet owl monitoring, and Breeding bird grids
- Read our intern publications