Our scholarship students…

Observation date:  November 2017

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Our second CalPoly student who received a Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch scholarship of $1,000 due to your donations was Nicole Robin Durtschi. She was a student in Field and Wildlife Biology last year and has since graduated. We’ll be meeting with her over the Thanksgiving Holiday to tell you what she is up to.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in October at Morro Rock, we met our third scholarship recipient, My-Lan Le.

My-Lan Le and Bob Isenberg

Both Bob and I were pleased to get together to hear her enthusiasm for Wildlife Biology. Her excitement covered her original request as a child to her parents for bird books, then birding in the Bay Area, now doing some small mammal trapping of ground squirrels, studying sea otters, and demonstrating study of fence lizard throat patches, etc. She is now the President of the Western Section of the The Wildlife Society. Her plans after graduation are to work for a nonprofit organization with her Biology degree. There is so much to do in that field to take care of our planet, Earth.

Biology Professor John Perrine and assisting student curator, My-Lan Le

“I have spent my undergraduate career doing fieldwork quantifying behavior across many taxa; the scientists I worked with studied community interactions, sexual selection, and life history to name a few. I look forward to applying my experiences to technician research and internships that will refine my focus for graduate studies. The collaborative environment of science is what pushes me to further understand the intersection of research, environmental education and outreach, non-profit organization, environmental management, and government policy. I will continue to be engaged in scientific communities outside of my undergraduate institution, like the Wildlife Society which I’ve been a part of for three years. My time at Cal Poly SLO and at the other institutions and organizations I’ve worked for have solidified my belief that science is something to be engaged with and discussed with all people.” My-Lan Le

There are always opportunities to contribute to a CalPoly student in the field of biology. Please take time to contribute by sending a check to us made out to “PCPW” and in the memo write “scholarship.” Mail to PCPW, 765 Center Ct., Morro Bay  CA 93442

Another method would be to go to PayPal and send your donation to pcpw@me.com.

A third method would be to use the “DONATE” button to the right.

Before you spend your money on material possessions think about contributing to the education of a CalPoly Biology student.

Education never wears out, never becomes broken or goes out of style.

With gratitude for your contributions, Bob and Heather


About Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch

The Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch is here to inform birders, students and all people who are eager to know about these handsome peregrines. We want you to enjoy and be able to use our on-site powerful spotting scopes. We are available to answer your questions about the pair of falcons that have been observed for many years.
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2 Responses to Our scholarship students…

  1. My-Lan Le says:

    Just for clarification, I am the president of the Cal Poly student chapter of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society — a mouthful, I know. The president of the Western Section is Dr. Rocky Gutierrez!

    • Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch says:

      Thank you for your clarification on the details. We meet Nicole this weekend. Hope you’ll have a fine holiday. My best, Heather

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