Updated: May 14, 2018
Today was about getting acquainted to the work we will be doing over the next few weeks. We began with a tour of the local Haitian-run, internationally supported hospital that Jessup students will be working in. They will complete rotations through maternity, NICU, pediatrics, physical therapy and rehab departments over the next week.
We then made a run out to the fishing community of Bord de Mer de Limonade, one of seven fishing communities on the coast of Haiti's first marine protected area. Students are participating in our on-going research project surveying the catch of reef fishes. We got our hands dirty as we dove into the baskets of fish to discover the tremendous diversity of reef fishes in the catch.
We concluded the day with a community outreach in the local park, playing basketball, volleyball, and jump rope with about 150 kids from the local community.