National Marine Life Center Journal Entries
Frank Reske, III
Day 1: March 9, 2010, 9 am – 11 am
Today I went to the National Marine Life Center for my interview for my summer internship. While I was there, I watched them do a check up on a turtle they call Patty. She is a diamondback terrapin. They weighed her, took pictures, and checked things, like her kidneys, to see how she was doing. Then after that I was asked to follow and help out one of the volunteers with their duties. We cleaned the red-bellied cooter tank. I was in charge of washing each piece of the tank, like the pump, heaters, and walls that blocked off the pump. At the Center they have eight red-bellied cooters, eight diamondback terrapins, and Patty (who is the ninth terrapin). Then after we were finished with this I sat down with one of their workers there and they explained to me what the internship would most likely be about and asked me a few questions such as why I want to intern there and also some things she wanted to know about that I had put on my resume and cover letter. I volunteered 2 hours today.
Editor’s note: Frank Reske, III is a freshman at Unity College in Maine. His major is Captive Wildlife Care and Education. Frank volunteered at the National Marine Life Center over his spring break as part of a community service project for school. He has also applied to be a summer intern at NMLC. This is part 1 of 3 journal entries he wrote as part of his spring break project.