Here at IEAS, we get interns from all over the country! Even those who come from up north are surprised by the unpredictable weather that Texas winters can bring. With most of the work at the Sanctuary being outdoors, each of the winter interns has their own ways of coping and surviving the sometimes harsh weather. To get some insight into how they all handle the cold, follow this link to "Surviving the Winter" in the Intern Program section of our website...
Here is a little preview of what you'll read!
"Everything feels heavier, including yourself, considering you are wearing about 15 extra pounds of clothing. All the hoses are frozen, as well as the water troughs. This is when you grab a long steel pipe and proceed to beat it against the ice until it breaks a hole through so the animals can reach the water underneath. And trust me, this could definitely take some time, not to mention energy and some strong arm muscles." - Emily
"All the challenges that I faced while working in the winter didn't bother me, but made it more satisfying and exciting that I was working this hard to help give these animals the best care I could give while they are out in the elements as well." - Mackenzie