Nicole Stillwell ’20

Coral Reef Surveys and Terrapin Nesting Project

During the summer I was lucky enough to spend about two-and-a-half weeks in the British Virgin Islands at a marine biology camp. I advanced my diving skills and was able to participate in improving the environment through clean-ups, coral reef surveys, and other research. Back home I continued my journey by working at the Terrapin Nesting Project in LBI where I helped to research and care for terrapins and help to protect them from the changing environment. My Summer Signature culminated in being able to bring terrapins to school for continued research and exploration in order to spread awareness. It was so inspiring to see how many people the experience had affected and wanted to help us!

My Signature Experience taught me to pursue any opportunity or new adventure without hesitation. Take the plunge! Nicole Stillwell ’20