To prepare for the gap year, I have read, researched, and watched lots of documentaries on this subject that have contributed to my knowledge.  Since this has been my passion for many years, I have researched all kinds of materials on animals, plants, conservation, biology, and travel.  All of this research will help me collect the necessary data to find solutions to these issues.  I have prepared for this gap year my whole life, and the end result will enable me to become a respected voice in the conservation movement.