This internship has been a great experience so far. I started out working for Kress High school for their summer school program. We only had around 13 kids for all of 1st grade through 6th grade. Even though it was small we were still able have fun while still teaching the kids about math and reading. Working summer school really taught me to have patience with the kids
After summer school I went to work at the Texas Agrilife extension office where I have been working for the last 2 weeks. At the extension office they have had me doing a variety of things from working at camps to validating show steers. My first week there we went to Caprock Canyon state park for H2O camp where me and my county agent John Villalba made an obstacle course across the lake. I learned reapplying sunscreen is extremely important when being in the water for the day.
This past week I helped John and my dad validate show steers. It was a lot of work being in the sun all day in 100 degree weather. We had a calf get lose half way through and had to chase after it on foot for a few miles.
While at the extension office I have been helping the Ezra Jones summer lunch program where we serve underprivileged kids lunch at the school cafeteria. We have around 80 kids every single day! We got audited today and that was an experience.
Overall my internship has been a lot of fun and can’t wait for the rest.