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Turtle Nest Detective, Coastal Edition
November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for this special earth science workshop where we’ll learn about turtle nesting on our coast! We’ll discuss when and where various types of turtles lay nests on the southeastern US beaches, compare and contrast what their eggs look and feel like, the shape of their egg chambers and how they get them that way, their track patterns, and common nest predators. We’ll also talk a bit about threats the turtles face during nesting season and some of the tasks biologists and conservationists do in regards to turtle nests.
Participants will put their investigative hats on and complete hands-on, interactive activities where the students will put what they learned to the test- Can you figure out what turtle laid which nest, which is a nest and which is a false-crawl, and who the nest predators are? The two primary turtle species discussed in this class will be diamondback terrapins and loggerhead sea turtles.
Workshops are held at The PEA Studio (located inside Champion Kids in the White Hawk Business Park), 1465 Canton Rd. Marietta, GA and hosted by Explore Wildwood.
Full details and registration can be found here- http://www.explorewildwood.com/p/art-classes.html