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Marine Turtles

sea turtle hatchling

The marine turtle session will present kids with a variety of biology, ecology and conservation related topics. Students will learn about the five different species of sea turtles that inhabit Florida waters. We will talk about sea turtle’s diet, behavior and threats that they encounter while in the water and nesting on the beach. We will show the students real prey items and other deadly contents (plastic, hooks, fishing lines) that may be found internally upon investigation. Students will see a nest diagram and learn about the hatchlings behavior to find the ocean. We will show students research techniques to monitor sea turtles. Students will learn ways they can help sea turtle conservation in their daily lives.

Learning Points

  1. Identify the 5 species of sea turtles found in Florida.
  2. Main threats to sea turtles.
  3. Ways to help sea turtle conservation.

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