Turtle hatching season comes to a close

In January, we hosted our final turtle sanctuary field trip for this school year. Over the last three months, groups from all of our local schools came to the conservation center to learn from biologist Alejandro Peña about sea turtles and the importance of taking care of the environment. Children learned how to distinguish the different types of sea turtles that lay their eggs in the region by based on the shape and patterns of their shells. The kids then had the opportunity to release hundreds of Olive Ridley hatchlings and start them on their journey to the sea! For our next series of ecology education field trips, we’ll partner with the nearby UNAM biological research center.