"One day I will skipper a yacht and sail the world!"
HWDT's Community Engagement Officer, Pippa Garrard talks to Rosie* (17) about her recent trips on board Silurian and finds out about the difference these surveys have made to her. Rosie first came on board Silurian in 2016, volunteering to join the Youth Trip with her young carers group. After enjoying the trip so much, she decided to come back and be part of the research team on this year’s Teen Team research survey.
Rosie, why did you decide to join the Youth Trip in 2016?
What was the Youth Trip like?
What difference do you think the Youth Trip made to you?
So how did you feel when you reserved your spot to come back on the boat for the Teen Trip this year?
And what was it like, on the week-long research trip?
We would love to hear about your most memorable moment from the Teen Team trip.
How have you benefited from sailing with us?
So what's next for you?
Feeling inspired? If you are interested in joining Silurian, for a trip of a lifetime, check out our 2018 survey dates here.
Many thanks to Rosie* for sharing her story with us, and to all our volunteers that make our Silurian surveys possible.
These trips are only possible due to the generous support of Scottish Natural Heritage, The Robertson Trust and players of People's Postcode Lottery for their support through the Postcode Local Trust.
*This young person's name has been changed to protect their privacy in line with HWDT's Child Protection Policy.