Posted by Kasey | 04.24.2020 | Sea Turtle Camp News

Meet the Sea Turtle Camp 2020 Staff! Part 7

Each year, we are so excited to meet, hire, and train our amazingly diverse and talented staff.  Take a look at our Sea Turtle Camp Travel staff!

Meet Meghan, a Massachusetts native with some amazing environmental science experience.

Meghan Feenan is originally from Massachusetts and currently lives in Burlington, VT. She completed her undergraduate degree with majors in Environmental Studies and Elementary Education at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT, and will be finishing her master’s degree in Special Education at St. Mike’s in May. Meghan grew up near Cape Cod, MA where she was able to explore the vast coastal environments found there, inspiring her love for the ocean. She studied abroad in Costa Rica, participating in an Environmental Sciences and Spanish intensive program, further fueling her passion for marine conservation and sustainable awareness. Here she was able to explore the topics of sea turtle and shark biology and conservation. She experienced many amazing excursions engaging in hands-on research opportunities in sea turtle and ray identification and tagging, sea turtle hatchlings, and a trash cleanup project partnering with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Meghan has always had a passion for environmental education and has enjoyed several summers working at environmentally-based summer camps in New England, working with children in Costa Rica on conservation education, and thanks to a grant from St. Michael’s College, conducting a research study on Vermont summer camps grounded in conservation and sustainability.

In her spare time, Meghan can be found hiking, dancing, skiing, and practicing yoga, and she also enjoys swimming, snorkeling, traveling and spending time with her family and dog, Mario. Meghan is thrilled to be part of the Sea Turtle Camp team this summer and is looking forward to working with campers as they discover and enrich their passions about sea turtles and our oceanic ecosystems.

Meet Casey, a two-time Sea Turtle SCUBA camper with over 1,300 dives under her belt!

Casey grew up on the Jersey shore, where she found her passion for the ocean. She attended Sea Turtle Camp as a camper where she became open water and advanced SCUBA certified. She then attended Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science. While in college, Casey became a PADI Divemaster. After graduating college, she worked at Sea Life Orlando Aquarium as the Dive Safety Officer. She got the opportunity to dive with many animals, including: sharks, sea turtles, eels, and many fish and educate the public on why it is so important to protect these amazing species. Since becoming a certified SCUBA diver at Sea Turtle Camp, Casey has done over 1,300 dives in 5 different counties! Her favorite dives are her first, in Wrightsville Beach, NC and diving with hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos Islands! Casey is currently working on becoming a middle school science teacher where she hopes to share her passion and experience with students and help grow the next generation of scientists!