Ben Schubert: Life After WRFI

BenWRFI loves hearing about our alumni’s adventures after their course. Ben Schubert was a student on 2012’s Colorado Plateau: Desert Canyons and Cultures course. This excerpt from an e-mail he sent us shows all the places you can go with a WRFI education!

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As outrageous as it sounds I passed up a position as an park ranger/interpretive guide intern at the needles district of Canyonlands from Feb – June. It was hard to turn down another spring in canyon country, and I loved the sound of the job (aside for it being closer to a volunteer position than a paying position), but I believe I made the right choice favoring somewhere I have never spent time.

I moved up to the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska this past Friday. I start work tomorrow. I am an SCA/AmeriCorps environmental ed intern working under US Fish and Wildlife. I will be teaching in local and regional school about river health, riparian restoration, and the greater watersheds present on the peninsula and through the state. I live in  a Fish and WIldlife bunkhouse cabin right on the Kenai Wildlife Refuge but I will work just up the road a few miles in the Kenai Field Office in neighboring Soldotna. Just bought a new camera last week so I am excited to capture this landscape and some wildlife. I will share sometime.

I am extremely excited. I would not be as motivated to do this if it weren’t for all of you WRFI instructors. You especially. Thanks for being there for us last spring and beyond….

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Thanks for staying in touch Ben!

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