Meet another Chloe! A student at the International School Seychelles who has decided to come volunteer her time with us whilst the school holidays pass.
"Hello, my name is Chloe. I’m 14 years old and I go to International School Seychelles. My dream is to become a Marine Biologist, as I really enjoy the ocean and it’s marine life together with ocean sports such as surfing, skiing etc... I have always had an insane amount of love for the ocean and I would do the impossible just to try and help it in the smallest way possible! I am here with MCSS/CICP because I felt like it would be a great experience and could help me boost my knowledge of the ocean such as corals, sea animals and more. I knew I would really enjoy it because there is nothing I love more than a good snorkel in the beautiful ocean and to admire it beauties. I am very eager to keep learning new things every day, as it is something that I really enjoy doing and have a passion for. I heard about MCSS with a close friend of mine that was volunteering with MCSS; she explained to me how it was great and I would get to learn, snorkel and how I’d really enjoy it. I went straight home and told my parents and they immediately sent MCSS an email asking if I could join just until school would start again.
In my first week here, I’ve learned about the different life forms of corals, I’ve helped create signs to prevent littering, I’ve gone snorkelling with Margeaux by my side and saw some insanely beautiful corals and fish, and also learned about the reef rehabilitation efforts that are in place including beach cleaning. We’ve gone on the local hike on Tuesday just until the viewpoint as we encountered some spiders, which was not very pleasant, tripped over a few rocks and saw some interesting flowers. We went to the view point and saw a mesmerising view that was just simply beautiful! We stood there looking over at Saint Anne and Moyenne Island admiring their beauty with the blue ocean surrounding it. I also started learning about the coral families, their appearances and nicknames so I can identify them underwater! It was very interesting and cleared up some of my curiosity about the corals. "
Nice to have you hear Chloe. We look forward to teaching you as much as we can in our time together and getting you very familiar with our reefs here at Cerf.