When I was nine years old, I joined a turtle conservation program in Todos Santos. This program is organized by family friends. Every morning around 1:30 a.m., one of our friends gets on his quad and drives 20 miles up the Todos Santos beach searching for sea turtle tracks. Once he finds tracks, he pokes the sand with a stick wherever he sees displayed sand. If the stick sinks into the sand really fast, he starts to dig until he finds eggs. He sets the eggs in a plastic bag and keeps driving. After the run, our friend parks his quad at the turtle green house and digs a hole for the turtles, (to mimic the shape of the original nest). He sets the eggs in their holes and heads home. Around five o’clock every night my family and I meet at the turtle green house, where the turtles are incubating. We release the newborn sea turtles into the ocean. I am very passionate about what I do at the Todos Santos sea turtle releases and take this very seriously. Still I have fun while doing it. I have always wanted to be a marine biologist and the turtle conservation program can help me achieve my dream. The Sierra School can give me the chance and the knowledge to become a marine biologist.
Future 7th grader, Hanna Maria Rodriguez Sundqvist writes:
I would like to help create the Sierra School because I think it will be a great school for the children of Todos Santos. There are so many things to learn. The students that participate in the first year of a school usually set examples for the next generations to come. I would like to participate in the first year because I am interested in the subjects that will be taught…especially Mexican History, Spanish Literature, and reading. In the last school I went to, I didn’t have any instruction in Spanish, so I think it is great that you are going to be teaching Spanish as well as English. I love to read! I am very excited about your reading list for junior high. There are a lot of books in there that I’ve been wanting to read but haven’t had the chance. I have learned much of what I know just from books. So far I haven’t started reading classics…The Sierra School offers a chance for children to read the greatest classic books of all time.