Intern Presentations- What Have These Kids Been Up To?

The 2012 Summer Interns Dylan, Chelsea, Alisia, Sammy & Sophie with our Animal Care Coordinator Kate!
Preparing to release Red Bellied Cooter patients Bruce, Pierce & Vecuvius!

We have had the pleasure of hosting five fabulous interns at the National Marine Life Center this summer. If you came to any of our education programs, stopped by the Center for a visit, or attended any of our fundraising events you were probably met by the friendly faces of Sophie, Dylan, Sammy, Alisia & Chelsea! These students dedicated their summer to marine education and turtle rehabilitation, and were a true asset to the National Marine Life Center! We had four

Showing their Olympic spirit while representing NMLC in the Bourne 4th of July parade

animal care/education interns and one marketing/development intern join the NMLC team this summer. They have read stories, made crafts, taught programs, solicited donations, emptied monofilament bins, made a float, scrubbed tanks, given turtle treatments, released turtles and done just about anything we have asked with enthusiasm. We were so impressed with their willingness to learn and tackle any task or challenge we put forth!  Sadly the summer is quickly coming to and end and they must leave us to continue their studies.

Sophie working on her project- Re-articulating a Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle Skeleton

This summer each of our interns has been working on a project to leave behind as their legacy at the NMLC. The project had to be something that would be useful and an asset to the Center’s staff and volunteers. The interns will be presenting their final projects for our staff, volunteers, and interested members of the public on Tuesday August 14th at 1pm. You are all invited  to hear about what these stellar students have been up to all summer, please stop by and join us! Their projects include re-articulation of a sea turtle skeleton and walrus skull, the creation of an education craft binder, development of a social media

Sammy modeling her shark hat for Little Flippers Club

plan, and the creation of a portable touch tank! Please join us in saying goodbye and thank you to our wonderful interns Sophie, Dylan, Sammy, Alisia & Chelsea. We wish them great success in their future endeavors, and hope that their experiences at the  National Marine Life Center have been beneficial to their education and career goals. They will all be greatly missed.

Thanks 2012 Summer Interns! You will be Missed!