Volunteering for CIRENAS has been an incredible experience. My passions are environmental sciences, biodiversity, and agriculture and my experience with CIRENAS has touched on all of these. On a daily basis I see amazing wildlife: howler monkeys, parrots, schools of fish, etc. I prepare and dry fruits for our personal consumption, experimenting with different technics with every batch. I collect and prepare seeds for future planting. I do research on different plants that could work well in future CIRENAS agricultural projects. Additionally I work closely with Sam, the resident water systems and permaculture expert. Who I have learned a great deal from.