First STPCC field trip of the year!

On Friday, October 26th, we had our first Ecology Education Program field trip to the Sea Turtle Protection & Conservation Center (STPCC)! The students who attend the afternoon elementary school in the village of Emiliano Zapata joined us for an interesting discussion with biologist Alejandro Peña about sea turtles and how to care for them, as well as the importance of taking care of the environment. Afterwards, the children were excited to be able to release 150 newly-hatched Olive Ridley turtles into the sea! They were so thrilled to be a part of this special moment of the turtles first venture out to sea and they had a great time with the hands-on learning experience. They were the first of many field trips to the STPCC and we can’t wait to do more turtle releases with our other schools!