ACCESS Turtle Tracks
February 13, 2015 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presenter: Joan Turner
Turtle Tracks—Dauphin Island Sea Lab
9-10 a.m. (Grades 9-12) 10-11 a.m. (Grades 4-8)
Description: Chicken, Yellow-Bellied, Softshell, Cooter… What may sound like schoolyard taunts are actually the common names of just a few of the roughly 35 species of turtles found in Alabama streams, ponds and coastal waters. Have you ever wondered where your backyard box turtle disappears to in the winter or why sea turtles are endangered species? Join the crew of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to see live turtles found in coastal Alabama and learn about the amazing lives of turtles! Suitable audience: content is directly aligned with 7th and 9th grade science/biology classes; however, other middle school students and high school marine biology, zoology, aquascience and environmental science classes may find content relevant.
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