Nature Conservancy and Friendship

My family and I went to Costa Rica in July and volunteered with Biocenosis Marina on their turtle conservation program.  We participated in their night patrols where we measured turtle shell length, width and flipper length, nest depth, quantity of eggs, laying time, and beach location.  We tagged them and watched the turtles return to the ocean.  We also did litter removal on the beach and census count.  We learned that only about 1 in 1,000 eggs will survive to adulthood.  This was the highlight of our 25 day trip.  While there, we met a family from London that was also volunteering. Jasmine and Freya were the same ages as me and Kylie. As a sign of friendship I gave a bracelet to Jasmine and Kylie gave one to Freya.


Recruiting New Allies

On June 11th I taught our friends Anwen and Jada how to make some beautiful bracelets. In total they made 3 bracelets in 1 hour! Later that day, we all went to dinner with other family friends. They brought the bracelets along and 2 got sold!  In total they made $40 after the matching contribution from my mother. Yay! That’s $206 for the food bank!