Block Island — My name is Tom Rosenzweig, I am 17 and working with the Ocean View Foundation for the 2012 Summer. I was born in Boston but now live in England.
I have spent vacations on the island before but not in as much detail as I will be delving into. I wanted to work with Kim Gaffet and the OVF because I have always been interested in animals, nature and the harmony they must keep with each other. I went on a work experience trip to Peru and I saw no less than all the wonders of the natural world compacted into the Amazon. I signed up with a company called Rainforest Expeditions and they were very gracious hosts. I wrote a paper on the time spent there and had it published in my school's magazine back in England.
These five weeks with Kim I believe will reinforce my interest in Nature.
As well and interning with OVF, I am working with the Block Island Times for the same stretch of time to satisfy my lust for writing and journalism. I have already received my first assignments, writing up my activity work with Kim and blogging on the BI Times Website.
I hope and trust these experiences will prove to be valuable to me later in life.