What you learn in school

Fish schooling together. It's a fascinating thing to watch. Hundreds of individuals moving together with the same common goal, the same purpose. Here's a great video of a school we saw while snorkeling over a turtle grass bed.

As SEA TURTLE winds down and we reflect on the past five months, I think of an Albert Einstein quote. He said, "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but the life-long attempt to acquire it." I think that could not be more true for this trip. While we did do some classroom work (more on that here, here, here and here), we all learned a great deal just by doing, seeing, sensing and by being submerged (literally and figuratively) into the marine world, becoming wise to the integral nature of our actions and the impacts that they create.

Ten students and four instructors, all moving together with a common purpose over the past five months. And though our school of SEA TURTLEs will eventually move in different directions, may each one of us be the lead for another school of ocean lovers, moving towards a common goal of protecting our oceans.

- Jo

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