Comments on: Science Wednesday: Giving Sea Turtles a Head Start The EPA Blog Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:17:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: Melissa Thu, 16 Apr 2009 19:51:49 +0000 Wow that experience sounds so amazing! And I love the picture, too! They are so tiny when you’re young!

On a totally different topic, I was wondering if you could possibly give me some advice. I’m a college student in Michigan who is going into chemistry / environmental sciences and lately I have been feeling the need to actually talk to someone in the field that I would like to work in. I would actually love to eventually be an EPA employee, but don’t know anyone that is.

My question is, how did you prepare for the career you now have today, and what advice do you have for college students hoping to work in the environmental protection field?

Thanks for your time – I’m sure you’re models keep you extremely busy so I appreciate the reply when possibly

By: Karen Wed, 20 Aug 2008 21:42:18 +0000 And thanks for all the work you do to make this a better planet!

By: Mary Ann Wed, 20 Aug 2008 20:49:16 +0000 Forgive the side-step from science toward poetry, but your entry reminded me of a poem by Kay Ryan, our country’s newest Poet Laureate. The poem is titled “Turtle.” It begins:

Who would be a turtle who could help it?
A barely mobile hard roll, a four-oared helmet,
She can ill afford the chances she must take
In rowing toward the grasses that she eats.

Full poem

It’s a wonderful piece. Give it a read. There are many ways to inspire participation and conservation, are there not?

By: Linda Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:22:19 +0000 Thanks for volunteering your time to help keep the oceans’ diversity intact.