is to create leaders who use science, technology, and international teamwork to tackle global conservation issues.
is to train the next generation to become scientifically literate, international team players through our two-month hands-on field research internships at sea turtle research sites in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Major program successes to date:
- Over half of our 55 interns have presented at conferences or published their research
- All of our students are on track or have completed undergraduate degrees, with many going to graduate or medical school
- Around 80% of our interns received partial or full scholarships
- Over 60% of our interns are female and around 30% are minorities
- Interns characterized and removed over 18,000 pieces of trash from sea turtle nesting beaches
- We have released about 250,000 sea turtle hatchlings
- We have helped 12 sea turtle organizations and partners collect valuable data
- We taught 420 middle school students science and conservation lessons through our Bridge the Border program.