Part Three of the blog saga takes us away from the daily routine of an intern as we dive in to a special visit.
"When you to protect the environment and to save the planet, you get to be a movie star! The work done on Cerf Island brought CNN (yep, the big fancy National TV Channel!) to come here and film us while working and interview Savi (who wasn’t stressed out at all). So they were recording our daily routine (beach cleaning, guided snorkel tours, nurseries maintenance, etc.) during two days. It was a bit strange as we had to repeat the scenes several times to get the correct footage. After this experience, I´ve decided that my career as an actor is done". This 3 part documentary aims at covering climate change effects on the marine environment, active mitigation projects as well as broader impacts. The documentary will be aired on July 7th as part of the program ‘Inside Africa' and will be available for online streaming the following week.
But when the work is completed for the day and the week comes to an end, what do the interns do?
"We usually enjoy hiking or snorkeling with the rest of MCSS volunteers. One of the personal highlights was one of the weekends where we didn’t go to the main island Mahé (it’s nice to get off the small island of Cerf in the weekend and enjoy the ‘busier’ atmosphere of Beau Vallon beach or Victoria!), but we kayaked to Moyenne island, where we got to meet some peculiar locals: Seychelles giant tortoises. It was amazing! They are huge! Also, I didn´t expect that they were so cute. They come to you because they love when people scratch their necks. It was super funny."