Posted by Kasey Schollenberger | 01.22.2020 | Conservation, Employment, Marine Science, Sea Turtle Camp, Sea Turtle Camp News, Turtle Talk
Meet the Sea Turtle Camp 2020 Staff! Pt. 2
Each year, we are so excited to meet, hire, and train our amazingly diverse and talented staff. Take a look at our Sea Turtle Camp Costa Rica staff!
Meet Piper: A fresh face to Sea Turtle Camp.
Piper is currently a high school science teacher in Dover, NH. On top of teaching, she also leads international school trips each year and runs a science internship program for high school students in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire. She has participated in research through the Research Experience for Teachers of Engineering and has participated in Arctic climate change research as a PolarTREC educator. Piper encourages her students through hands-on activities that generate data to explain real-world scenarios. She has a true passion for the outdoors, and living in New Hampshire gives her the opportunity to do some of her favorite activities like hiking and skiing. She also enjoys traveling and exploring the underwater world through scuba. Her passion for teaching high school students and her love of traveling make her a perfect fit for all the adventures of Costa Rica!
Olivia has been a part of the Sea Turtle Camp team for the past three summers. She spent her first summer with our NC Residential programs working as a camp counselor for the Marine Biology Adventure Camp. Last summer, Olivia loved travelling to Costa Rica to teach an amazing group of teenage girls about the marine environment and how to make a positive impact on the world. She returns this summer to lead our Costa Rica program again after spending the off-season backpacking around the world, experiencing new cultures, learning new skills like surf instruction, leading hikes, olive picking, and taking some time to brush up on her Spanish skills. Olivia has always been drawn to water and exploration. She has spent a great deal of time contributing to sea turtle conservation around the world and has become hooked on marine science! She’s worked on research projects in Greece, Florida, and more recently Costa Rica with the Leatherback Trust where she spent 6 months tagging, measuring, and protecting nesting Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Black sea turtles. We are excited to have Olivia back in Costa Rica to continue educating students about the incredible ecology and environments in Central America. She’s ready to get back to patrolling the beaches in the middle of the night, excavating sea turtle nests, and exploring what else Costa Rica has to offer!