Stay in the know about wildlife, water quality, and ecosystems on Sanibel and Captiva Islands and in Southwest Florida

Meet the Interns: Aaron White

July 1, 2021
Shorebird Intern
March – August 2021
Aaron White was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and recently graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor of science degree in Wildlife Biology. He has been a shorebird intern at SCCF since March.
“I’ve learned a lot during my time at SCCF. I’ve most enjoyed learning about snowy plovers (Charadrius nivosus) and their specific behaviors related to nesting and protecting their broods,” White said. “It’s been really interesting observing the interactions between the broods, such as seeing what territories they establish for themselves to avoid predators and plover infighting.”
White is considering what he would like to focus on in wildlife biology. “Being exposed to new species and learning about them in a fast-paced environment has made me confident in my abilities to work with new species in the future,” White said. “On the other hand, if I want to keep pursuing work with plovers, I’m well equipped with base knowledge to advance down that career path.”


Archives by Month