Photos courtesy of ILF
REACHING OUT: Lindsey Page is one of seven college students working as interns in the Water Rocks! conservation education program this summer. Reaching a cross-section of Iowa’s youth through presentations and visits to elementary and middle schools statewide, the Water Rocks team also visits county fairs and farmers markets. You can meet the rest of the summer interns by clicking through this slideshow.
ALLISON BOEHM: Growing up on a farm in northeast Iowa, Allison became interested in conservation of soil, water and other natural resources. She is entering her final year at ISU, majoring in environmental science and pursuing a minor in animal ecology. She is a 2020 Water Rocks intern working in the program.
EMMA BRUCK: This fall Emma will be a junior at ISU majoring in global resource systems with a minor in environmental sustainability. She has worked in agriculture and for USDA doing lab and fieldwork with crops. As a 2020 summer intern with Water Rocks, she is expanding her skills in teaching and outreach through this internship.
JONAH GRAY: An ISU sophomore pursuing a degree in agronomy and environmental science, Jonah loves the outdoors and nature. Pleased to be selected as a Water Rocks summer 2020 intern, he is eager to expand his knowledge about research and conservation and looks forward to helping others learn as well.
J. HUNTER KRICHEL: Due to graduate from ISU in November with a degree in environmental science and a minor in biology, Hunter is eager to expand his experiences with conservation practices in the field and in environmental research through his Water Rocks summer internship. He is still hoping to engage in more person-to-person contact through the Water Rocks program this summer.
KATE LUCAS: Entering her junior year at ISU, Kate brings experience with teaching, tutoring and working with youth along with a passion for water conservation to this internship with Water Rocks. She enjoys working with her program teammates as they serve as county park activity guides and is exploring conservation as a career choice.
RILEY WILGENBUSCH: A senior at ISU majoring in agronomy and global resource systems, Riley grew up in rural Iowa and participated in ag-related activities. As a 2020 summer intern, he looks forward to helping with the Water Rocks video projects and contributing his agriculture knowledge and love of music to the program.