Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hello! I'm Anna too!

I'm Anna Day and I'm definitely looking forward to getting to know the other participants and learning about the turtles during the Terps Helping Turtles trip! I'm a senior Physiology and Neurobiology major, and my hobbies include gardening and listening to music. I have a minor in Sustainability Studies, so I hope to combine what I'm learning in my classes with what I will learn at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center to better understand how to protect the environment.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


I'm Mitch Rock and I am incredibly excited to be participating in the Terps Helping Turtles alternative break trip this spring! I am a freshman pursuing a dual degree in Physiology & Neurobiology and Government & Politics. In my free time I enjoy skiing, singing (poorly), and participating in shenanigans with my friends. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to work with and learn about sea turtles because they are amazing creatures that are unfortunately being harmed by human activities. I'm also excited to bond with my fellow volunteers from ILS!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Greetings loved ones

I'm Dahlia Kronfli and I am incredibly excited to be spending my spring break taking a journey down to Topsail, NC to volunteer at the Karen Beasley Turtle Rehabiliation center. I am a sophomore Physiology and Neurobiology major with plans to graduate in the Spring of 2017. In my spare time, I love working out and DJing. I can't wait to help out some amazing creatures and spend my time volunteering and learning about them. I'm also really looking forward to bonding with my peers and taking advantage of this opportunity for ILS students. Also Nicole Scott and I are going to make an amazing dinner for everyone. Can't wait :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hi! I'm Anna.

Hello!  My name is Anna Wooten and I am a participant in the Terps Helping Turtles AB trip.  I am a sophomore Nutrition and Food Science major, and in my free time I like to do yoga, watch movies, and cook.  I have always found environmental science to be an interesting topic, but I have never participated in such an in-depth experience.  I'm really looking forward to meeting the people (and the turtles!!) at the Karen Beasley Center, and most of all I'm happy to be doing something constructive and educational over my Spring Break.  I look forward to blogging about more as our trip experience progresses!

Experience Leaders Part 2

Hello! My name is Shannon Kirby and I'm so excited to get to work with all of our amazing participants! I am a sophomore Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics major and Spanish minor from Ellicott City, Maryland. I enjoy reading and running whenever I get the chance. I can’t wait to adventure back down to Topsail, NC to see the amazing people (and turtles) at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Last year it was incredible meeting all of the amazing and dedicated individuals working to make a difference for the environment, and I am excited to share all that we learned with a whole new group of volunteers.

Meet the Experience Leaders

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole Moy and I am a sophomore biology major with a computer science minor. I live in Howard County, Maryland and in my free time, I enjoy baking, reading, and Disney movies. My favorite animal is a seahorse, although sea turtles are definitely growing on me. Last year, Shannon and I had an amazing experience at the Karen Beasley Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, with a focus on hands on interactions with many of the amazing sea turtles. Throughout our week in Topsail, we also had the opportunity to engage in other activities with our community partners, including observing a sea turtle necropsy and learning about oyster reef efforts in the local area. I’m excited to meet all the new turtles this spring while continuing to learn about conservation efforts to protect these amazing creatures with a new group of participants.