Turtle Trip for Teens

Filed under: Fort Fisher by fortfisher on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Student observes a leatherback sea turtle during the Costa Rica Sea Turtle Ecology Program

Student observes a leatherback sea turtle during the Costa Rica Sea Turtle Ecology Program

Sea turtle patrols, rafting in the rain forest, habitat preservation—high school students interested in these activities are invited to learn more about the Costa Rica Sea Turtle Ecology Program. An informational session will be held at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 16.

Aquarium staff will share details of the program and 9-day trip scheduled for June 22-30, 2015. During the trip participants assist with a leatherback sea turtle monitoring project, collect data on nesting turtles, meet local students and more. The program also includes 30 hours of instruction in sea turtle biology, rain forest ecology and research methodology. Students experience international travel and culture, Spanish language skills, research and academic field work.

Financial aid information will be shared during the August presentation. The trip is open to all high school students ages 14 to 18. For more information call (910) 458-8257, ext. 201.