Camping with the turtles

On July 28, we welcomed 38 children (ages 5-15) and parents from Melaque to our Sea Turtle Protection & Conservation Center (STPCC). The children spent the evening with Alejandro Peña, our biologist and STPCC director, who taught them about their important role in sea turtle conservation. After pitching their tents, they joined our night patrol team on ATVs, riding along the beaches to look for nesting mother sea turtles. They were lucky enough to encounter two turtles as they were laying their eggs and participate in the process of collecting the eggs and transporting them to our protected hatching facility. The next morning, they got to see newly hatched baby sea turtles before they began their journey to the ocean. They also got involved in our conservation efforts by picking up trash on the beaches. It was so great to welcome this visiting group and further our mission of environmental education!