MATTHEW WEBER

Faville Grove Intern ‘09

Eco-Hydrologist at CBEC

I loved being able to spend each day outside. The MAS internship provides an intense immersion into ecosystems (e.g., species ID, phenology, restoration ecology...etc.). I walked away forever changed in how I experience the world. When I was the Land Steward at Faville Grove, nearly every intern would bring up a story about noticing a "new" plant or bird in their hometown. They were finally seeing something that was always there but was hidden to their perception. That's what the MAS internship does. It pulls back the covers and allows you to notice the different species that inhabit an ecosystem and interpret the changes that are occurring. I take that with me wherever I go.