“I came on this trip hoping to see if I wanted to pursue marine biology. Almost every councilor in our fleet had some kind of marine science background and they were all happy to share their knowledge and experience with me. My mate Kate helped me conduct an in depth marine biology project, which was an amazing opportunity, especially since there is not a beautiful ocean anywhere near Chicago. That really gave me insight into what marine biology field work consists of. This trip had the perfect mixture of education and fun. After a long, fun day of scuba diving and sailing, I could come back for a marine biology lesson and be able to apply that knowledge the next day.”