I am a pilot and professor. Each year, in late November, volunteers, scientists and medical professionals gather to rescue hundreds of cold-stunned, critically-endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles stranded in Cape Cod Bay.
As a volunteer pilot, I help Turtles Fly Too (https://www.turtlesflytoo.org/) to airlift the triaged survivors to Jekyll Island, where they are rehabilitated and released into the Gulf of Mexico.
I want to inspire my students to participate in the rescue and airlift by creating videos for TF2 to use to increase awareness, recruit and train more pilots and citizen scientist volunteers.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (January 2024)