My name is Camden Salcedo. I am going into my junior year at the Marine Science Magnet High School. My interests are science, mainly marine science and meteorology. I like surfing, biking, and taking trips to Rocky Neck State Park. I have many more interests, and I would further elaborate on them in a discussion, as there may be too many to list. I decided to work with NESS because I like to be outside, and I would like to teach and learn more about marine science.
I have three goals for this summer with NESS. One is to effectively teach marine science. One of the best ways to educate others on the field of marine science is to utilize hands-on activities. Kayaking, snorkeling, and aquarium sciences are great ways to educate individuals on biotic and abiotic factors in our body of water, this being Long Island Sound. My second goal is to learn more about marine science and potentially meteorology through activities here at NESS. To do this, I plan to be aware of my surroundings and compose projects based on the local environment. These projects could vary from aquarium science, to water quality testing, and even projects based on the local weather patterns. Projects such as these will help me get a better understanding of my local community.My third goal is to become a better kayaker and apply these growths to other areas. Kayaking was never my best activity, but when I started surfing, I realized paddling on my board made me better at paddling in a kayak. I believe kayaking on a weekly basis will help me become better at other activities such as fencing and surfing.
My overall goal is to enjoy my summer. If I were inside every day all summer, I would not enjoy my summer at all. I have to be out in nature, preferably biking or taking part in any water activities. Even though I enjoy indoor activities, I would love to be outside. Working with NESS will allow me to fulfil this goal. My first days working with NESS have been smooth sailing, and I cannot wait to continue. The best kinds of jobs are ones that feel like play, and working with NESS is just that. I look forward to attending work every day.