I have participated on the Caretta Research Project for at least 12 years and have always enjoyed my weeks on Wassaw immensely. It is a chance to see a Georgia barrier island in its true wild state (birds, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, plants, stars, ocean life and a constantly changing beach); to meet people from all walks of life (you will live for a week with 5 people you may not know in 1 room however by the end develop some good friends); learn to cook, work and “play well” with others in all situations. But most importantly, you will get to help a threatened species make a comeback. There is nothing like seeing a nest of hatchlings crawl to the water’s edge, take off swimming and then pop their little heads up to get a breathe of air before they are gone from sight. These are a few of the reasons I return help the project every year.