Monday, June 24, 2013 - 7:25pm
This is the true story…of seven strangers…picked to work in a watershed…live together and blog about their lives…to find out what happens…when people begin to catch fish…and start getting reel…The Reel World: Henry’s Fork Edition.
MTV seriously dropped the ball when they didn’t get the rights to follow Henry & the Forks (trademark pending) around this summer. With California (x2), Idaho, Michigan (not really an intern, but we let him hang out with us), Mississippi, New York, and Pennsylvania all represented, we’ve got a variety of demographics covered. It has been an interesting social experiment the past three weeks living with such a diverse group, but I can’t imagine a better situation. After spending long days together, we all gravitate back to the living room at the end of the day (sometimes because we’re too tired to make it to our rooms) to rehash the highlights of the day, e.g. spending twenty minutes “mowing” the field for Henry’s Fork Day only to realize that you have to put the blade down on a ride-on mower for it to actually cut the grass. (In my defense, I had only ever used a push mower, also known as character building.) Another example, the time Jeff (a.k.a. Nugget) ate an entire box of expired Raisin Bran cereal in one afternoon (true story).
It’s stories like those above that, for me, will be the most meaningful takeaways from this internship. I’ve learned so much about conservation management and the inner workings of a nonprofit in the past three weeks, but it’s the people I’ve met, the stories I’ve heard, and the memories I’ve made so far that really make me appreciate the intangibles this internship has to offer.
Now that we’ve got the blog up and running for the summer, keep a look out for posts from the rest of the interns!
Peace, love, and oreo balls,