January 2015

South Texas


If you don't mind the heat and you're as in love with the ocean as I am (Mercedes), South Padre Island, TX is the perfect spot. You can volunteer with the local sea turtle non-profit, http://www.seaturtleinc.org/, or you can relax on the beach with a pina colada. It's a great place to enhance you marine flora and fauna vocab, or just hang out for a while.

One of our close friends, Shelby Bessestte, is currently working towards her dream of being the next Sea Turtle Lady, so she can spend her time promoiting coastal protection and sea turtle conservation. Check it out: 

This crazy stuff may just look like more beach debris, but it's actually a coral! #whipcoral #saveth
What a great way to start off my day!!! #seaturtles #nestingseason #nature _)))
Measuring transects and identifying plants _) #nerd #biology
#spi #SUP Peace and love to the big ole blue 🌞🌊✌💙
Teaching kids about #science 🌊🌀🌴🌵 #hydrology
Oh how I've missed these waves #TheGulf
This place is the best 😍🐢 #savetheturtles
90,000 gallons of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico yesterday while I was blissfully running
Coastal Study Days with the local 5th graders doing #waterquality and #dune #restoration 🌞🌼🐚🐝😆
What a beautiful cactus flower #speciesrichness #dunerestoration
The pup and I went on a brisk run on the beach today _) #running
_I think first and foremost, people only protect the things they love. And you can't love something
I think I could be a photographer..
Blissfully simple #life I'm not above the cheesy yoga beach pose lol when in Rome.jpg