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Friday, January 20, 2012

Welcome back to Marine!

In preparation for the arrival of volunteers the staff have been developing programs and setting goals for the first quarter of 2012.  Learning everything necessary to run a project smoothly has been fun! We are also happy to be reunited with our island home.

Reunited with our island home

On Saturday the first wave of volunteers arrived in Shimoni where they were welcomed and introduced to our team of staff members. Shortly after they arrived we began crossing over groups to Mkwiro. Although the waves were rough during the afternoon, everyone made it safely to the island where orientation and training began.

I am looking forward to training the new marine volunteers’ tomorrow morning so we can get back out on the water where the dolphins and sea turtles are waiting. I’m also looking forward to contributing to the research achievements of the dedicated group here in Mkwiro.