It's My Turn!

Hi, world!
My name is Michelle and I am a teen intern at the New England Aquarium. I currently work behind the scenes in the Wet Lab and I take care of the Edge of the Sea touch tank. I've been working at the Aquarium for about two and a half years now and it's been amazing. I get to work with animals, divers, aquarists, and amazing teens from all around Boston!

In action at the Edge of the Sea exhibit.

What's even better is being able to become a bigger part of this community. Now, all I can say is WOW! I will be learning how to SCUBA DIVE. Me? Really? I'm a Sea TURTLE? I couldn't believe it but I made it. I don't think I can even tell anybody how many times I've read the acceptance email just to make sure I wasn't dreaming. I felt like running down the streets of Boston screaming in joy!

The one person I definitely needed to tell was Jane from last year's Sea TURTLE trip. Jane has been my role model ever since I met her and she's been inspiring me to do great things (like Sea TURTLE!). I wish I went on the trip last year with her so that we could share the amazing experience together but now, it's my turn!

Lee, Michelle and Jess after their successful swim tests!

So far, the girls aced the swim test with flying colors. The test consisted of swimming four laps and treading for 10 minutes without touching the wall. All of that in one go can be pretty tiring and I must say that we all did great! It was fun to cheer everybody on and see the victory in everyone's faces.


The swim test gave the team some time to bond and now we must keep one goal in mind: We must not get sick! Eek!


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