Want to learn how the Native Wintun people of this land flourished in partnership with the plants and animals of this area?
The TEK Internship is for students interested in learning the Cache Creek Wintun homeland ecology as well as how restoration and stewardship can re-create healthy water and soils.
The TEK Internship Program will provide opportunities to gain practical work experience, knowledge of various restoration techniques, and leadership skills.
Staff and Mentor Team
Diana Almendariz will lead the program. She is a well-known Maidu-Wintun cultural expert and teacher. For more than 20 years, she had dedicated her life to teaching and sharing the culture and life lessons of her Native American Indian heritage. Her contemporary expression of her lessons depicts these experiences as alive and thriving as well as calming and reassuring to our modern lives today.
Ameen Lotfi, a restoration technician at the Cache Creek Conservancy, will be assisting with the program. A graduate of Rutgers University, he has a dual degree in Agriculture and Food Systems and in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources.
Other facilitators and guest speakers will provide a range of experiences and knowledge that with help you develop a fuller understanding of your world and your place in it.
The Tending and Gathering Garden at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve will serve as your classroom. The Cache Creek Nature Preserve address is 34199 County Road 20, Woodland. Directions can be found here.