Alexa P. (Participant)
Thank you Fulbright Canada for sponsoring this expedition (Terranaut Club x Girls Inc. Sarasota: Threatened Species & Ecosystems of South Florida) and letting me have this opportunity. Honestly I never thought I would be going on a boat with some amazing scientists and learning about sharks and different animals and their facts and lifestyles. I am very thankful for this chance and opportunity of getting here. Really thankful!
Jamie K. (Girls Inc. Sarasota Director of Programs)
On behalf of Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude [to Fulbright Canada’s ELP] for providing our girls with the opportunity to experience science as it exists in the real world [at the Threatened Species & Ecosystems of South Florida program]. Through direct contact with researchers, and direct exposure to marine life and aquatic experiences, our girls have had the unique and incredible opportunity to further explore their science-based passion.
Because of the Terranaut Club, our girls are not just aware of their first step [to their career path], but what lies beyond it. Upon returning, their excitement grew ten-fold, but because of the knowledge they have gained around educational paths and the array of careers to choose from, they will be able to turn that excitement into progress.
We are beyond grateful for the partnerships that enabled Girls Inc. to offer our girls this opportunity, and look forward to what they will turn this experience into in the future. Please know that the difference you have made is immense, and we are so excited for our future boat captains, shark taggers, and scientists to take on the world!