My name is Kristen and I will be interning with The Sprout Experience on this year’s trip to Trinidad & Tobago. I just completed my first year at the University of Kentucky, where I am studying Environmental Sustainability and Biology. My first trip with Sprout was two summers ago, where we traveled to Bonaire to become scuba certified and study coral reef restoration. Last summer, I was able to join Sprout again, to travel to Trinidad & Tobago. Without these trips, I would undoubtedly be following a different career path. I’ve been to parts of the world that I didn’t even know existed and I’ve seen the detrimental impact we have on the planet. Being immersed in these beautiful places has inspired me to focus on the health and safety of the planet for the rest of my life.

My experiences with Sprout have allowed me to grow into the person I am today, which is why I am so excited to have the opportunity to share this summer’s trip to Trinidad & Tobago with everyone.

This blog will serve as documentation of our time in Trinidad & Tobago, and will focus on our time researching leatherback sea turtles, blue and gold macaws, and coral reefs.

Attached here is a video from our 2018 trip to Trinidad & Tobago.